Who can give the biocidal statut of a product?
If you cannot determine whether your product is a biocide, please send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly mentioning the label, the full composition with mention of the active substance(s), the SDS sheet and a description of the product and of its mode of action.
Despite the definition, I cannot determine if my product is a biocide. What is a borderline product?
Some products (called “borderline products”) are halfway between a biocidal product and a (veterinary) medicinal product, a plant protection product, a cosmetic product, etc. The Belgian authorities refer to European and national guidance documents to determine the status of your product :
- For ppp/biocides:
- For cosmetics/biocidal products
- For human medicines/biocidal products
- For veterinary medicines/biocidal products
Regarding borderline cases between biocidal products and detergents or medical decices, there is no guidance document available but the status of the product has been determined in consultation with the different departments involvedIf you have any questions: email@example.com
Can you tell me if the product XXX is authorized for the Belgian market?
IF the product is not on the list : the biocidal product XXX is not included in the list of authorized biocides and therefore may not be placed on the Belgian market.
IF the product is on the list : the biocidal product XXX is included in the list of authorized biocides and therefore may be placed on the Belgian market.
The official list of biocidal products authorized in Belgium can be found on our web site: “List of authorized biocides and Belgian market”
How can I report an unauthorised biocidal product being sold on the market?
In order to report an unauthorised biocidal product, you only have to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the following information:
- the full trade name of the product
- the name of the producer and/or distributor of the product
- the exact location where you found the product (name and address)
- if possible also a technical data sheet so that we can clearly see the active substance contained in the product as well as the distributor of the product.
On the basis of that information, we will verify whether this is a biocidal product. If the product is found to be a biocidal product, the necessary measures will be taken in order to make sure that the people responsible for placing this product on the Belgian market will be brought into conformity with the legislation on biocidal products.