Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (1035)

Richard Bruton

Question:

1035. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the current applications of alcohol-based hand sanitiser to the pesticide control division for biocidal product registration awaiting approval by date of application. [7386/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Currently, there are a total of 445 human hygiene products registered with this Department, of which 274 are alcohol based products. Information on these products is available to the public via the Biocidal Products Register published on the Department’s Pesticide Registration and Control Divisions website.

A further 198 applications have been received for alcohol based hand sanitisers. One hundred and twenty seven of these applications are currently being processed by the Pesticide Controls Division and are various stages of processing. Eleven applications are pending processing.

A further 60 applications have an outstanding registration fee required before processing can commence.