NRCS issues a final reminder for registration to the
Chemical Disinfectants Industry.
Regulator for Compulsory Specifications would like to implore all manufacturers,
suppliers or importers of chemical disinfectants to ensure that they comply
with the new requirements of the amended Compulsory Specification (VC8054:2017)
which came into effect on 20 October 2017.
Specification replaced the old Compulsory Specification
for Disinfectants and Detergent Disinfectants (referred to as VC8054:1999)
which was gazetted on 14 May 1999.
The scope of the
covers all types of chemical disinfectants for use on inanimate surfaces, with
the exclusion of antiseptics for use on living tissue and chemical
disinfectants for the exclusive use in veterinary areas.
holders of registrations for chemical disinfectant formulations that were
already registered pursuant to VC8054:1999 to submit
evidence of compliance with the new requirements of VC8054:2017 to the NRCS.
While some traders of these
products have started submitting their applications already, many have not heed
the call which might create difficulties for the organisation to process all
the upped numbers of applications that might come close to the deadline.
In light of the
above, the NRCS will issue Sales Permits to such holders of registrations in line with section 14(4)
of Act No. 5 of 2008 and Regulation 6 of the regulations published in
terms of Government Gazette GNR.924 of 15 October 2010: (Government Gazette No.
The Sales Permit
will last for six-months starting from 20 October 2020 till 20 April 2021 and
would allow for the following:
The depletion of chemical
disinfectants stock that does not meet the requirements of the new VC8054:2017,
provided such chemical disinfectants were registered pursuant to and are still
in compliance with the old VC8054:1999.
Sufficient time for the NRCS to
process a large number of applications in accordance with the new requirements.
Sufficient time for holders of
registrations to receive their NRCS Letters of Authority - REGISTRATION
EXTENDED certificates and to mark their chemical disinfectants with the new
NRCS registration numbers that will allow them to continue with the legal
supply of their Chemical Disinfectant formulations that were previously
registered pursuant to VC8054:1999.
regarding applications for extension of registration of chemical disinfectants
should be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
interviews please contact Mirriam Moswaane on 012 482 8626 or 083 364
queries, please contact Thomas Madzivhe on 012 482 8770 or 072 475
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