The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for cleaning agents for use in the food industry

Cleaning agents for use in the food industry are products that are used in various food producing industries and catering kitchens. The products are effective in removing grease, proteins and other types of soiling from machine parts, pipe systems and other surfaces in production premises used to produce food. Disinfectants are not included in the product group.

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled Cleaning agents for use in the food industry are among products that have the lowest impact on the environment in this category. The Ecolabelling of cleaning agents for use in the food industry contributes to reducing environmental emissions of substances that are hazardous to health and the environment by setting more stringent requirements for the constituent substances. Overdosing is reduced since the products’ performance at the recommended dosage is tested and the information text and user and dosing information contributes to reducing emissions.

The Nordic aspects determined for this product group are:

  • Effective and with low environmental impact.
  • Live up to strict requirements for ecotoxicity, biodegradability and bioaccumulation.
  • Efficacy tested for use in specific application areas.

This is how you apply

The application form is to be submitted in The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.

Guide to the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal

How to fill out and send in the application form

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What does it cost?

When you apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, you must pay a fee. Additionally, when you have a certification, you must pay an annual licence fee based on the turnover of the certified product or service.

Please visit our Nordic website to see the specific fees. You will find them at the bottom of the page for the relevant product group under the fees» tab. You can find all product groups here.