Disinfectant Regulatory Information and MSDS

Blue Science Solutions Regulatory Approvals

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

Blue-Lyte is a Category 4 Biocide, Category 3 for Eye Effects.

EPA Source: Click Here
Regulation Summary: Click Here
Hypochlorous Acid: Click Here

Blue-Lyte has passed a 6-month stability challenge, under US EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Series 830 test guidelines for Storage Stability (OPPTS 830.6317), pH (OPPTS 830.7000) and Corrosion Characteristics (OPPTS 830.6320) as performed by an independent  contract laboratory. The sample maintained a concentration of not less than 450 ppm active ingredient (HOCl) over the course of the 6 month study.
Technology Evaluation Report - Evaluating a Decontamination Technology Based on the Electrochemical Generation of Anolyte Solution against B. anthracis Spores  (Click Here)
On-site Pesticidal Devices - A Review of regulatory compliance criteria relating to electro-chemical activation systems (ECA or ECAS) in the U.S.  (Click Here)


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]     

Product: Blue-Lyte

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)


Health Canada

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:


On April 30, 2012 a ECA unit was purchased and installed at a USDA facility 



U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of HOCl of in meatpacking and processing plants as a replacement for chlorine solutions.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of HOCl in Dentistry for cleaning of apparatuses. 


CFR Guidelines

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.