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Article by: Sihle Thusi


Regulation is the act of controlling which involves rules or orders issued by an executive authority or regulatory agency of a government and having the force of law; this ensures that critical activities and processes are controlled and do not pose any adverse effects that would compromise public Health & Safety, Environmental sustainability and fair trade.


The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)…

The body enforces minimum health & safety and environmental requirements on Disinfectants, which is one of many specifications the body takes care of.


VC 8054

This compulsory specification covers the requirements for chemical disinfectants used for disinfection purposes on lifeless surfaces in all areas of application.


Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for disinfectants sky-rocketed and this saw various businesses having their claims on being manufacturers of disinfectants and sanitizers. As in every other case, many of whom were just fly-by night companies just more concerned with making profit. For one to sell disinfectants in South Africa, it needs to comply with the above standard which involves a stream of extensive requirements and assessments.


SAFIC is however a proud manufacturer of registered Chemical Disinfectants and have

successfully transitioned to the amended VC 8054:2017 from the phased-out VC 8054:1999.


One of the most critical changes is the Disinfecting Efficacy of disinfectants to have at least 99.999% kill (5 Log Reduction) and not 99.9% anymore.


SAFIC has successfully gone through the process and offer a wide range of Chemical Disinfectants options which can be verified through their Registration numbers on the NRCS database.


The Product List Includes:

  • Saf Fatsolve – Heavy-duty Degreaser & Disinfectant for Food Processing Areas

  • Saf Blue – Multipurpose Fragranced Cleaner & Disinfectant

  • Saf Germ – Germicidal Cleaner, Deodorant and Disinfectant

  • Saf Kleen – General Purpose Cleaner for Food Processing Areas

  • Saf Disinfectant Conc – Concentrated Heavy-Duty Cleaner & Disinfectant

  • Saf Klensan – Cleaner, Descaler & Disinfectant for Food Processing Areas

  • Saf Sterifect – Environmentally Friendly Surface Sterilizer & Sanitizer

  • Saf Rex – Chlorinated Powdered Disinfectant & Cleaner

  • Saf Steripure Med – Alcohol Based Surface Sanitizer

  • Saf Trio – Odour Masking Disinfectant, Cleaner & Disinfectant

  • Saf Peroxy – A Peracetic Acid based Sanitizer

The next time you buy a Disinfectant; have a closer look and verify if you are using the

correct product.


For more information contact the SAFIC Technical Department @ technical@safic.co.za or 011 406 4000.



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