MCEC and the Regulatory Landscape

European chemicals legislation is often regarded as the most ambitious in the world. This legislation, including REACH, Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation and the Biocidal Product Regulation, was introduced with the aim of ensuring the highest level of protection possible to the environment and human health. Since its introduction, this legislation has placed restrictions on what the chemicals industry can supply to the marketplace. 

Despite the legal requirements for industry to adhere to these measures, ensuring human and environmental safety has always been a core belief and practice of the Microbial Control Executive Council’s member companies. The MCEC stands together to promote to meet and uphold the regulatory requirements set out by EU chemical authorities, as well as to contribute to the debate around chemicals legislation. 

Regulation

Regulatory Challenges

There are many challenges facing the biocides industry, including the barriers to investing in new and innovative antimicrobial solutions. Biocide producers often face high costs from long development and review

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FEATURED ARTICLE

Regulating Biocides

Biocidal active substances and biocidal products are defined as products that exert a controlling effect on harmful organisms. This definition is broad in scope, and includes the extermination, rendering harmless,

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EU Policy

Clean Hands Save Lives

Saving lives is simpler than we thought; it starts with clean hands. On 5 May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) sent out a clear and powerful message: “Clean hands are

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Regulation

Compliance with Regulation

The MCEC seeks to inform its stakeholders on how to best comply with these legislative requirements. It is the role of the MCEC not only to promote and support the

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