Health Canada releases interim order on ultraviolet radiation-emitting devices and ozone generating devices

June 11, 2021

On 7 June 2021, the Canadian Minister of Health released an interim order (IO) regarding ultraviolet (UV) radiation-emitting and ozone generating devices. Through this IO, certain UV and ozone devices will be brought under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) and will be subject to safety and efficacy assessments prior to registration and entrance to the Canadian market. Some UV devices will be exempt from registration under PCPA if they meet certain conditions such as Class II, III, and IV medical devices regulated under the Food and Drugs Act Medical Devices Regulations. Other exemptions from registration may include:

  1. Being certified to the applicable Canadian electrical safety requirements
  2. Having a fully shielded/ enclosed UV lamp that prevents access or exposure to UV radiation by users of the device
  3. Devices with claims of supplemental sanitization

Stakeholders will have a 30-day transition period after the IO is made to comply with requirements.

To read the full IO click here, and to read the explanatory note from Health Canada click here.

How TSG can help

TSG’s consultants are well versed in all aspects of pesticide product registration through the PCPA in Canada. We can assist with:

  • Preparing and submitting registrations and renewals
  • Assessing pesticide tolerances/MRLs
  • Preparing data waivers
  • Acting as a Canadian Representative agent for foreign companies

If you need assistance to determine whether your product needs registration or is exempt through the IO, get in touch at

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