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European Union Approves Peracetic Acid for Use in Biocidal Products

June 17, 2016

The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of peracetic acid for use in biocidal products, specifically for:

  • Product-type 1 (Disinfectants, Human hygiene)
  • Product-type 2 (Disinfectants, Disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals)
  • Product-type 3 (Disinfectants, Veterinary hygiene)
  • Product-type 4 (Disinfectants, Food and feed area)
  • Product-type 5 (Disinfectants, Drinking water)
  • Product-type 6 (Preservatives, Preservatives for products during storage)

This regulation was published in the Official Journal on April 30, and entered into force on May 20, 2016.