Importance of records in the labeling of a biocidal product

Registration and labeling of biocidal products:

In this article, we reveal how to avoid identification errors in the products that we want to acquire for professional, domestic, prescription or even commercialization to third parties.

Within what it is the correct labeling of a biocidal product, there is a section where the records appear. We refer on the one hand to the Official Registry of Biocidal Establishments and Services (ROESB) and, on the other hand, to the General Registry of the Public Health Directorate (RGDSP).

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Records of biocidal products


The purpose of this record is to establish conditions, requirements, structure and operation of an Official Registry of Biocidal Establishments and Services whose competence will be that of each of the Autonomous Communities.

Thus, it is possible to have official control of the activities carried out in this type of establishments, while safeguarding the free movement of companies and services throughout the national territory.

A company registered in the registry of a given community may operate in any other community, so that the different administrations will enable the necessary mechanisms to facilitate communication between them, allowing the provision of biocidal services among themselves, or in other words, throughout the national territory.


Here you can check the Official Records of Biocidal Establishments and Services by Autonomous Communities.


On the other hand we have the General Registry of the Public Health Directorate.The registration in this registry of a virucidal product is mandatory for its commercialization for that purpose, since the list, despite not being closed and which may be changeable, is a “numerus clausus” of products that must comply with the corresponding registration requirements.

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We go on to analyze the formation of the registration numbers of a given formula or product and the meaning of its sequence. For this we also use the register that appears on the labeling of our Virucida Cleanpill.

This analysis work will be carried out according to the following structure:


This sequence of numbers has a certain function that is none other than giving us as much information as possible about the product.


Represents the last two numbers of the year in which the product was registered or its authorization was renewed, in the event that it was already approved, I have included it but it had expired and its registration was renewed or modified. It is then a number that may vary over time.


By means of this number or sequence of numbers, we can identify the purpose of the product.

In the specific case of Virucida Cleanpill tablets:

20: Bactericide. This number indicates that the product has a bactericidal action and that it has passed the tests indicated by the standard for this purpose.

40: Fungicide. In this case the number Forty indicates that the product also has a fungicidal action and that it also meets the parameters that the standard and its corresponding test establishes.

90: Viricide. Finally, the number ninety indicates that the biocidal product has a viricidal action to inactivate or eliminate viruses through "disinfection of surfaces by contact, equipment by washing, spraying, immersion or circulation, after dilution in water". As indicated in the list of authorized products approved by the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Services.

This section is of very relevant importance, since the sequence of numbers in the labeling that we have just finished to describe indicates the purpose of use for which the product should be intended because it meets all the requirements for this purpose. In the case of the Cleanpill Virucida we can say that it has a triple action pesticide (20), fungicide (40) and viricide (90).

Both the end customer of these products and the distributor or distribution companies that give According to the sequence of numbers that they carry in the labeling registry, their commercial support must explain and know the action that they are going to carry out and at what biocidal level they are going to work.

On the other hand, a A given trade name may have several products on the market with different biocidal catalogs, in fact it usually happens and is common. Let us suppose that the “X” brand has three differentiated products with biocidal catalogs also differentiated in terms of their ability to act and they may even all be registered in the General Registry of the Directorate of Public Health. Each "X" signature product will have a specific biocidal cataloging, either bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal, etc. Well, sometimes the part is taken for the whole assuming that all the products have the same biocidal cataloging, extending it to the rest of the range with similar nomenclatures. In short, the labeling of the products must be well reviewed!

The cataloging of the biocidal action of a product will always give us the correct interpretation of the number sequence of the labeling.


This sequence of numbers represents the registration number itself . It is like the identity card of the product because it is the same and fixed for the entire commercial life of the product.


Finally, the initials HA at the end of the numerical sequence refer to the fact that the product is authorized for use in the food industry. In the mode of use, the safety period will be described if it had been fixed, its use by specialized personnel or not and stressing that its application is without food.

Virucida Cleanpill: bactericidal, fungicidal and viricidal product.

So, as a colophon, the end user or consumer already has the appropriate knowledge to qualify a given biocidal product with the correct interpretation of the numerical sequence that appears on its labeling.

In this way and using the example of the Virucida Cleanpill disinfectant tablets as an example:

cleanpill producto biocida

We can say that the date of inscription of the product in the General Registry of the Public Health Directorate was in 2016 (16), that the scope of the biocidal action of the product is bactericidal (20), fungicide (40) and viricide (90) . That you have a unique and determined registration number that will identify you throughout your life (07974) and that you are fit and authorized for food use in the absence of food (HA).

It is very important to consult and interpret the labeling of disinfectant products and know what their real biocidal scope is by deciphering the numerical sequence of the labeling.

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