European Commission Public Consultation on Qualification of hygienic tampons containing lactic acid producing bacteria
31 May 2010
The European Commission (EC) has posted a public consultation document in relation to the qualification of hygienic tampons containing lactic acid producing bacteria (Pedicoccus acidilactici, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus casei).
This arises from a request made by a Member State under Article 13(1)(d) of 93/42/EEC that a decision is required as to whether hygienic tampons containing these lactic acid producing bacteria meet the definition of a medical device outlined in Article 1(2) (a) to (e) of 93/42/EEC.
The consultation document can be found at:
The consultation runs until 17th June 2010.