Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner Kill Claim

We have exciting news regarding Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaners!  The EPA has reinstated their claim that the Germicidal Cleaners can kill the C. diff spore in 5 minutes.  C. diff (Clostridium difficile) causes diarrhea and is spread through hand contact.  People in a healthcare environment are at a greater risk especially when present for longer periods of time.

The following is part of a press release from Clorox with more details:

clorox-healthcare-bleach-germicidal-cleanerWe are very pleased to inform you that Clorox, with the approval of the EPA, has reinstated the C. difficile spore kill claim to the product label of the Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner (formerly known as Dispatch Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant with Bleach). This C. difficile spore kill claim is at the same contact time of 5 minutes as was previously listed on the product label. The Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner items include liquid sprays (32oz and 22oz), a liquid pull top (32oz) and liquid refills (64oz and 128oz).

Effective May 23, 2014, all new product will be labeled with an updated label that reflects the 5 minute C. diff spore kill claim.

To minimize any confusion, the past temporary removal of this claim from the Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner items never impacted either the Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes or Dispatch Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach. Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes have a C. difficile spore kill time of 3 minutes and Dispatch Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach have a C. difficile spore kill time of 5 minutes.

Please feel free to reach out to an RJ Schinner Sales Representative or visit the Clorox literature page for more information on these and other Clorox items.  Also, check out the Clorox Pathogen Kill Claims Matrix document that lists the kill time for Clorox Disinfecting products.

© Copyright 2014 Amy Ullsperger, All rights Reserved. Written For: DSR Sales Support Blog

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