Member Query : UV Light Regulations

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    Adrian Simpson Retail Products Policy Adviser | BRC

A retailer asks:

I was wondering if you would be able to help me regarding the regulatory compliance requirements (if any) for products using UV light – we are looking to stock a product that uses UV light and claims to ‘eliminate over 99% of germs’.

From a brief look online, I can see that there may be some industrial, and medical regulations around UV lighting in the UK and EU, but as you may understand we, unfortunately, work in a somewhat grey and unregulated area!

Any information you have or could point me towards would be so appreciated, I understand it’s a vague question!

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