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.
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
For more information contact the SAFIC Technical Department @ email@example.com or 011 406 4000.