Regulatory Information and MSDS
EPA and Stability Challenge
Blue-Lyte was recently registered by the EPA as a biocide with an EPA registration number of 90626-1. View EPA Registration Letter
Blue-Lyte is a Category 4 Biocide, Category 3 for Eye Effects.
NSF International Certifies that the products appearing on this Listing conform to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 60 – Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects
This is the Official Listing recorded on November 10, 2010.
Facility: Bremerton, WA
Chemical/ Trade Designation: Hypochlorous Acid [HOCL]
Function: Disinfection & Oxidation
Max Use: 500 mg/L
[HOCL] The residual levels of chlorine (hypochlorite ion and hypochlorous acid), chlorine dioxide, chlorate ion, chloramine and disinfection by-products shall be monitored in the finished drinking water to ensure compliance to all applicable regulations.
NSF Protocol P423 - Electrochemically Activated Water Cleaning and Sanitizing Devices in Commercial Food Operations. (Click Here)
Blue-Lyte is approved as a disinfectant for Medical and Hospital environments by Health Canada.###
Click here to view the "Letter of No Objection" from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
USDA Approved* as a disinfectant for use on poultry and beef.
* April 12, 2010 (FSIS Directive 7120.1 revision 2 page 12). United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service.
* In October 2013 Kathleen T. Rajkowski of the Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research Unit, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, published:
"MORPHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF PULSED ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AND ANOLYTE TREATMENT ON BACERIAL CELL WALL" see full publication and pictures here.
On April 30, 2012 a ECA unit was purchased and installed at a USDA facility
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use of in meatpacking and processing plants as a replacement for chlorine solutions.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use in Dentistry.
The use of Blue-Lyte is allowed under 21 CFR 173.315 for direct contact with processed foods, and is allowed for several indirect food contact applications under 21 CFR 172.892, 21 CFR 175.105, 21 CFR 176.170 and 21 CFR 177.2800. It is an approved sanitizer that meets 21 CFR 178.1010. The EPA allows the use of Blue-Lyte per 40 CFR 180.1054 for washing raw foods that are to be consumed without processing.
21 CFR 175.105 - Packaging
21 CFR 176.170 - Packaging
21 CFR 177.2800 - Packaging
21 CFR 173.315 - Direct Contact/Washing Fruits, Vegetable and Other Foods
21 CFR 172.892 - Food Additives
21 CFR 178.1010 - Sanitizers / Tools and Production Equipment
40 CFR 180.940 - Exemptions/Tolerances: Pesticide Chemicals in Food
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have permitted the use in the following manner:
- Red meat carcasses down to a quarter of a carcass: 20-50 ppm (sprayed on)
- Whole or eviscerated poultry carcasses (not parts): 20-50 ppm (sprayed on)
- In-plant chlorination of water and water for formulation: 1-5 ppm
- Poultry chiller water: Up to 50 ppm (measured in incoming potable water)
- Poultry chiller red water (i.e. re-circulated & reused): Up to 5 ppm
- Reprocessing contaminated poultry carcasses: 20 ppm
- Giblets and salvage parts as influent to a container for chilling not to exceed 20 minutes: 20-35 ppm
- Antimicrobial spray for beef primals: 20 ppm
Safe Water Drinking Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq. 1974) which allows for a free chlorine concentration of up to 4 ppm.