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Water

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Sanitation

COVID-19 update: Although COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, and unlikely to be transmitted through food and food packaging, growers rely on resources available to them (including the PSA Sanitizer tool) to answer their questions. This update addresses the original intent of the PSA Sanitizer tool and includes a link to an EPA list and factsheet that may be more useful in managing risks specific to COVID-19. The PSA Sanitizer tool and the EPA N list were created for different reasons and they project different information. When in doubt, in reference to COVID-19, please use the EPA N list.

The PSA Sanitizer tool was created as one way for farmers and educators to search for a sanitizer that might meet their needs.  The functions in the tool allow sorting to answer some basic questions (i.e., OMRI listed, labeled uses) but the user must decide for themselves whether the products are appropriate and effective based in part on the EPA label (linked in the tool) and the manufacturer’s technical specification sheets.

The EPA N list was created specifically to help the public find products that can be used to disinfect or sanitize surfaces that are contaminated with the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.  The EPA has stated that each of those products is appropriate for that purpose. Straightforward information on the development of the EPA N list, and how it can be used to cross-reference products, can be found in the N list FAQs document.

Recordkeeping

Exemptions and Exclusions 

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)