New hazard phrase for resistance
Due to the development of resistance, and potential cross resistance, to antibiotics, the Ctgb can included a new hazard phrase on resistance, specifically for biocidal products in product types (PTs) 1 through 5 with quaternary ammonium compounds or chlorhexidine as active substance.
The new phrase: “This product contains the active substance (...name of active substance...). Due to possible development resistance and cross resistance to antibiotics, it is recommended that resistance management be applied when using this product ".
The Ctgb is applying a new hazard phrase for disinfectants (PT1-5) and is applying a ‘no, unless’ policy to other product types, for example for preservatives. This is because resistance management can be required for the above-mentioned substances in product types other than PT 1-5.
For biocidal products containing several active substances, every time one of the substances is renewed will be assessed whether a resistance phrase must be included.