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    Re: No need for EPA registration?

    Posted by Chris on 10/22/06

    Henry - Thanks for the info. Since my post, I contacted a
    pesticide consultant and he explained the exact same thing - If
    a registered antimicrobial chemical is added to a sealer, then
    the performance claim can only apply to the sealer in the can
    and not to the surfaces the sealer is applied. Any product
    making a mold prevention claim must be registered. The treated
    article exemption cannot be legally twisted to avoid
    registration.

    As you recommended, I will reported the company to our
    department of agriculture and see what happens next. I am tired
    of being lied to by these companies. If they want to sell
    antimicrobial products, then have them registered. I am
    certainly not going to jeopardize my companyís reputation or
    face potential legal expenses because some sales rep tells me
    their product doesnít need EPA registration. I might be a little
    slow, but Iím not stupid.

    Chris

    On 10/21/06, Henry Z wrote:
    >> The product as a whole does not need to be registered.
    >
    > The above is a common and very expensive mistake made by
    > companies selling surface protection products that contain an
    > EPA registered antimicrobial from another company. If a product
    > makes claims beyond protecting the product it has been
    > incorporated into then YES it does have to be registered with
    > the EPA.
    >
    > In other words, an EPA registed antimicrobial can be added to
    > paint with the claim that it helps protect the paint but it
    > cannot make the claim that it protects the surface from
    > contamination unless the entire product is registered.
    >
    > Do the EPA a favor and give them everything you have on the
    > company that contacted you.
    >
    >
    >> On 10/19/06, R Duso wrote:
    >> Chris,
    >>
    >> EPA registration,
    >>
    >> It is necessary for all individual products in the
    >> formulation to be registered.
    >>
    >> The product as a whole does not need to be registered.
    >>
    >> Dick D.

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