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Disinfectants

The biosecurity officer of the USDA APHIS or state partner incident management team responding to a foreign animal disease incident should use, as their first recourse, a commercially available EPA-registered disinfectant according to the label on the product container.  If a suitable commercially available EPA-registered disinfectant is not available, only then may a suitable disinfectant approved for use under FIFRA section 18 (i.e., a Section 18 disinfectant) be used according to its Section 18 label.  Biosecurity officers should have with them a paper or electronic copy of the label and ensure that Section 18 disinfectants are prepared and applied according to its Section 18 label. Biosecurity officers using a Section 18 disinfectant must record the amounts used and report this on a monthly bases to Nathan.G.Birnbaum@usda.gov and Samantha.Bates@usda.gov.


2018


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