COVID-19 Regulatory updates

Governments around the world are publishing derogations to biocide, disinfectant and medical device regulations to enable companies to bring products to market fast for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

TSG Consulting will keep you up-to-date with the latest announcements from North America and Europe surrounding changes to antimicrobial, biocide, sanitizer, disinfectant and medical device regulations.

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USA: EPA continues to increase availability of disinfectants

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has continued to increase the availability of disinfectants for use against...

21 April 2020

USA: FDA issues guidance to expand availability of clinical electronic thermometers during COVID-19 pandemic

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued temporary guidance to expand the availability of clinical...

09 April 2020

Health Canada: NNHPD expedites registration of hand sanitizers

The Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) at Health Canada has issued a guide on the interim...

09 April 2020

Health Canada: NNHPD to align emerging viral pathogens policy to US EPA

Canada’s Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) announced it is to align its emerging viral...

06 April 2020

USA: EPA announces guidance for active ingredients in disinfectants during COVID-19 outbreak

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced new guidance for certain active ingredients sourced by...

06 April 2020

Health Canada announces list of hard surface disinfectants for use against coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Canadian government has announced new health and safety measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as how...

02 April 2020

USA: FDA announces emergency use authorizations for ventilators due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the enactment of emergency use authorizations (EUAs) on the basis of the...

01 April 2020

USA: FDA announces guidance for protective clothing during COVID-19 outbreak

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced a guidance for the enforcement of protective apparel (gowns, gloves...

01 April 2020

USA: Disinfectants can now be tested for effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2

Interested in testing your disinfectant against SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19)? TSG Consulting can...

31 March 2020

USA: EPA adds 70 new disinfectants to List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2

To increase the availability of products to use against the novel coronavirus, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

30 March 2020

ECHA and the European Commission help meet Europe’s disinfectant demand

In response to the continued disinfectant shortages in Europe, ECHA announced that it is working with the European Commission...

26 March 2020

USA: FDA issues guidance on use of CPAP devices as ventilators during COVID-19 outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released temporary guidance allowing hospitals to repurpose continuous positive...

25 March 2020

USA: NIOSH releases strategies for optimizing the supply of N95 respirators

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has released various crisis/alternate strategies to...

25 March 2020

USA FDA releases policy for the temporary preparation of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products in response to COVID-19

The US FDA has announced a revised policy for the temporary preparation of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The...

20 March 2020

Fast entry to the European market with a regulatory-compliant hand disinfectant

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak officially a pandemic, worldwide demand for handwashes, hand sanitizers and...

20 March 2020

EPA expands COVID-19 disinfectants list

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an expanded list of disinfectant products for use against...

17 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Mitigate the risks of spread using hand and surface disinfectants

As the 2019 novel coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, continues to spread, public health protection is becoming increasingly important...

13 March 2020

Temporary legislative changes for the use and sale of biocidal disinfectants to combat SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) spread in E

Switzerland, France and Germany have made temporary changes to legislation regarding the sale and use of specific biocides...

13 March 2020

FDA releases guidance on diagnostic testing for COVID-19, effective immediately

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance to provide a diagnostic testing policy for novel...

09 March 2020

EPA releases list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of disinfectants that can be used against the...

06 March 2020

2019 novel coronavirus-Wuhan: EPA confirms triggering of emerging viral pathogen policy

US EPA has confirmed that the 2019 novel coronavirus-Wuhan (also 2019-nCoV) has met the conditions outlined in EPA’s...

27 January 2020

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