Share and view ideas: Consultation on proposed biocides regulations

Current status: Open

Opened on May 7, 2022, and will close to new input on July 16, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

The purpose of this consultation is to get your feedback on the proposed Biocides Regulations and the related guidance document.

Health Canada is also holding a separate consultation on the proposed fees. We encourage you to take part in that consultation as well.

Join in: how to participate

Comment through Canada Gazette, Part I

Provide your feedback on the proposed Biocides Regulations through the online feature on Canada Gazette. When the consultation period is over, we will post everyone’s comments.

Send us an email

Send an email to with your ideas, comments or to ask for a copy of the proposed guidance document for biocides.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We are seeking comments from:

Key items for comment

Surface sanitizers and disinfectants (biocides) are regulated under separate regulations in Canada:

The requirements are also different, even though the risks, benefits, uses and ingredients are similar. Different requirements for similar products:

Health Canada wants to create a new set of regulations for biocides under the Food and Drugs Act and place them under a single regulatory framework. This will:

We also want to get your feedback on the proposed guidance document for biocides. The guidance will explain the requirements for industry.

Note: The following webpages explain the 2 documents that will be incorporated by reference into the proposed Biocides Regulations:

  1. List of foreign regulatory authorities for biocides
  2. Labelling requirements for pressurized containers containing biocides (pressurized containers labelling document)

Contact us

Bureau of Program Policy, Risk Management and Stakeholder Engagement
Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada

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