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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

EPA and CDC Publish Guidance on Disinfectants and the Ebola Virus
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Disease Control have developed and published the Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus. If a registrant has an EPA-registered product or products that meet the criteria stated in the CDC guidance, they may identify such product(s) on company websites or through other non-label communications. These communications should indicate that:

  • the product meets the CDC criteria for disinfectant products with label claims for a non-enveloped virus;

  • the product is intended for use on hard, non-porous surfaces; and,

  • the product's label use instructions for the non-enveloped virus or viruses should be followed.
At this time, the Agency is not allowing label claims related to antimicrobial product efficacy specifically against the Ebola virus since a scientifically available testing procedure with a surrogate has not been developed.
  • Click here for EPA's Ebola disinfectant website.