May 21, 2020

21 May 2020

Ongoing Enforcement on Disinfectants for COVID-19

As previously featured, U.S. agencies have stepped up scrutiny and enforcement of pesticide law against substances purporting to kill the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Recently the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has also stepped up enforcement, sending letters to 45 companies regarding potentially misleading product claims about COVID-19, including various air and water filters that could violate pesticide law. Manufacturers, importers and retailers that deal in pesticide and pesticide devices should pay special attention to any antiviral claims on products in the current regulatory climate. (more…)