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Changes to UK BPR that could affect you

The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) refers to Regulation (EU) 528/2012 concerning the use of biocidal products which was adopted by the UK following BREXIT. BPR covers the responsibilities of biocidal product manufacturers and suppliers this is now regulated by the HSE for the UK see for more details.

Changes in BPR

The changes for manufacturing will come into effect November 2023, whilst product sales can continue to your customers until the end of May 2024. As a result, the below list of products are being replaced with compliant alternatives, the current products will need to be used up by the end user and changed to the replacement products below by November 2024.

Product changes:

Current product Code Replacement product NEW Code
Bactericidal Hydroclean C197 Biocidal Cleaner C910
KR S2 Catering Sanitiser C883 KR S2 Catering Sanitiser C911
HR7 Country Fresh C233 HR7 Country Fresh C916
Germfree FAB C161 Biocidal Cleaner C910
Germfree 61 C998 Biocidal Cleaner C910


Benefits in changing to the new biocidal products?

Biocidal products, are specifically designed to protect against harmful organisms (including bacteria, fungi, yeasts and viruses) whilst ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment. These new formulas can help to improve cleanliness and hygiene in critical healthcare and food processing facilities.

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