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Non-approval of silver zeolite for use in biocidal products

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Summary

Following an assessment by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the EU has not approved silver zeolite for use in biocidal products. This substance is found in disinfectants used by food companies, and in food packaging. Suppliers of packaged food should avoid using products containing silver zeolite.