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TFL Sanitiser Supplier Zoono Withdraws 30 Day Germ Protection Claim

TFL Sanitiser Supplier Withdraws 30 Day Germ Protection Claim
12 August 2020 | Updated 17 September 2020
 

Zoono UK is withdrawing claims that its sanitising product, used by Transport for London and Govia Thameslink, can protect surfaces against germs for 30 days.

Chief Executive for Zoono UK Paul Hyslop told The Telegraph that trading standards had requested that the product was re-tested to local standards.

The Z-71 sanitiser is compliant for use in the UK under the European Standard (EN) testing regime, however, there is no 30-day standard to uphold the business’ claim.

This news comes shortly after Zoono UK was asked by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)  to remove claims of 99.9 per cent efficacy against coronavirus from its website.

 

UK Testing Protocol Requested 

 

Hyslop told The Telegraph:

“We are going to stop making the claims so we are 100 per cent compliant until we can have a meeting with the appropriate people in the UK where we can present our case. I would like them to give me a testing protocol and if we pass it then we can make the claim. 

“We are trying to do everything properly. We are a New Zealand company; we weren’t quite sure about all the UK regulations. We understand them now.”

Zoono Group, Zoono UK’s parent company, is based in Auckland and reported global sales of £10.5 million during their latest quarter.

Picture: A photograph showing the interior of a train carriage 

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 August 2020

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