Minister McConalogue confirms review into Virapro Hand Sanitiser

The company has been advised to withdraw all of these products from the market

Minister McConalogue confirms review into  Virapro Hand Sanitiser

Charlie McConalogue TD

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that a full review is under way in relation to the all aspects of  the supply of  the Virapro Hand Sanitiser.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that it had removed the hand sanitiser product Virapro Hand Sanitiser (PCS 100409) from the Biocidal Product Register and that the product should be withdrawn from the market.

Prolonged use of that product may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation or headaches.

In the course of the investigation in relation to this matter, it has emerged that a number of other sanitary products under the Virapro brand were not on the department’s approved list for biocidal products.

The company concerned has been advised to withdraw all of these products from the market. The Department is therefore advising, on a precautionary basis, that all sanitary products in the Virapro range should be returned to the supplier.

Members of the public are advised to stop using these products because they are not authorised for use.

All sanitary products containing biocides must have a clearly visible PCS or an IE/BPA or EU number on the label.

A department investigation into this matter is ongoing.

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