FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS NEUTRA-LYZE HEALTH CANADA APPROVED?


Neutra-Lyze is a hospital grade disinfectant, registered and approved by Health Canada.




WHAT IS THE HEALTH CANADA DIN NUMBER?


Neutra-Lyze Drug Identification number (DIN) is 02449636.




WHAT IS THE EPA NUMBER?


Ultra-Lyte is our equivalent product to Neutra-Lyze which is approved by the EPA. The EPA Registration. No. 86854-1.




DOES NEUTRA-LYZE KILL SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)?


Neutra-Lyze has been proven effective to kill Covid-19 in a registered laboratory (GLP).

As of January 20, 2021, Envirowise is now in the final stage with Health Canada awaiting approval.




IS THE NEUTRA-LYZE READY TO USE?


Neutra-Lyze is ready-to-use and no dilution is required.




CAN NEUTRA-LYZE BE DILUTED?


Neutra-Lyze is ready-to-use as a disinfectant.




DOES NEUTRA-LYZE NEED TO BE WIPED OFF OR RINSED?


Neutra-Lyze does not need to be wiped off and does not require to be rinsed.




CAN NEUTRA-LYZE BE USED ON FOOD CONTACT AREAS?


Neutra-Lyze can be used on food contact surfaces. No rinse is required. Food products and packaging materials must be removed or carefully protected prior to using this product.




DO YOU HAVE TO USE PPE WHEN APPLYING NEUTRA-LYZE?


PPE is not required; however, we do recommend PPE be used when fogging.




IS NEUTRA-LYZE SAFE TO USE AROUND CHILDREN OR PETS?


Neutra-Lyze is safe to use around children and pets.




WHAT KIND OF PUMP SHOULD BE USED IN PAILS AND DRUMS?


A plastic pump should be used in pails and drums. Metal should not be used.




WHAT TYPES OF MOLD DOES NEUTRA-LYZE DISINFECTANT KILL?


Neutra-Lyze kills Trichophyton Mentagrophytes which is the representative organism over the entire category of mold/fungi/yeast, i.e, the hardest to kill. In fact, this is the only test required to legally approve a product as a general fungicide. A fungicide is defined as ‘biocidal chemical compound or biological organism used to kill or inhibit fungi or fungal spores.




DOES NEUTRA-LYZE DISINFECTANT ALSO INHIBIT MOLD SPORES?


Yes. The testing that is required by both the Health Canada for a product to be approved as a fungicide includes mold spores.




DOES NEUTRA-LYZE DISINFECTANT ALSO KILL MYCOTOXINS?


No. Mycotoxins are a chemical by-product of mold spores. Neutra-Lyze disinfectant kills microorganisms, not chemicals by-products. That being said, in killing and removing the mold spores you will prevent new mycotoxins from being released, and there is a natural degradation that the existing mycotoxins will go through.




WHAT IS A SANITIZER?


A substance, or mixture of substances, intended to reduce the number of microorganisms on inanimate surfaces or in water or air. What is the difference between a ‘food-contact sanitizer’ and a ‘non-food-contact sanitizer? A food-contact sanitizer, at a minimum, reduces the level of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli by 99.999% on a food contact surface within one minute. A potable water rinse is not allowed after sanitation of a food-contact surface.
 A non-food-contact sanitizer, at a minimum, reduces the level of Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae or Enterobacter aerogenes by 99.9% on non-food contact surfaces within 5 minutes.




WHAT DOES “NO RINSE REQUIRED ON FOOD CONTACT SURFACE” MEAN?


“No rinse required on food contact surfaces” is a safety rating given by NSF International (previously the National Sanitation Foundation). The NSF testing guidelines are a continuation of the USDA product approval and listing program, including the FDA 21. Neutra-Lyze is rated “no rinse required on food contact surfaces”, meaning Neutra-Lyze is approved for use in commercial or residential kitchens to control bacteria, viruses, and mold without the need to wash/rinse the area with water after Neutra-Lyze is applied.






DOES NEUTRA-LYZE CONTAIN VOCs?


No. Neutra-Lyze does not contain volatile organic compounds.




HOW SHOULD NEUTRA-LYZE BE STORED?


Store in original closed container in a cool, dry place away from heat and open flame. Do not allow product to become overheated in storage. Avoid prolonged storage temperature above 40°C or 90°F. Avoid from freezing. Storing Neutra-Lyze according to directions otherwise it may cause increased degradation of the product, which will decrease product effectiveness.




WHAT IS THE SHELF-LIFE ON YOUR PRODUCTS/WHEN DO THEY EXPIRE?


Neutra-Lyze has a shelf life of one year.




MANY CLEANING PRODUCTS CLAIM TO BE DISINFECTANTS, BUT AS A CONSUMER, HOW DO I KNOW THAT NEUTRA-LYZE REALLY KILLS GERMS?


"Disinfectant" is a legal term that can only be stated on product labels that have been proven to kill 99.99% of specific bacteria. "Fungicide" is also a legal term that proves the product kills 99.99% of fungi. These tests against bacteria and fungi are predetermined by the Health Canada. In addition to germ kill data, scientists review the product for other characteristics such as: how toxic the product is to our environment, directions for safe and effective application, storage, disposal and handling plus a complete review of the health and safety profile of the product. When the Health Canada is satisfied with all the scientific data, the product is registered and issued a DIN number. The product can now be called a disinfectant or a fungicide. The DIN number for Neutra-Lyze Disinfectant is 02449536.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEANERS AND DISINFECTANTS?


Cleaners are not registered with Health Canada and do not require registration to be sold into the marketplace. Cleaning products do not kill germs and cannot make any public health claims on their labels that they do kill germs. Watch out for "antimicrobial" cleaners or other marketing terms that allude to killing germs. A good rule of thumb to distinguish between cleaners and disinfectant is to make sure the product has a DIN or EPA number on the label. If there isn't an DIN or EPA number on the label, be safe and just use the product to clean up dirt and other organic matter.




CAN I CLEAN AND DISINFECT IN ONE STEP?


Yes, as long as the surface to be disinfected is not excessively dirty. Our disinfectants are tested with a 5% organic load on the surface to simulate real life use, so they will be effective on a lightly soiled surface (and Neutra-Lyze has been formulated to break down and penetrate through even more debris). If there is visible debris/dirt, it is necessary to “pre-clean” to remove this prior to application because debris can be a physical barrier preventing contact with the organisms and preventing the product from working.

It is best to use some of the Envirowise’s Ultrazyme Multi-Purpose Cleaner or Grimebuster Degreaser to first clean up the visible dirt, so the disinfectant can get to work. Make sure you read and follow the Health Canada registered Neutra-Lyze label.




WHAT ARE THE KILL CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH NEUTRA-LYZE (BACTERIA, VIRUSES AND FUNGI)?


Visit our page Neutra-Lyze for a full list of bacteria, viruses and fungi Neutra-Lyze is proven to kill.




IS NEUTRA-LYZE EPA REGISTERED?


Neutra-Lyze is registered with Health Canada as a hospital grade disinfectant (DIN 02449536).

For our US customers, we sell Ultra-Lyte which is the same formulation as Neutra-Lyze. The EPA registration number is 86854-1.





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