Contec® Citric Acid Disinfectant

Contec® Citric Acid Disinfectant is the low odor botanical that’s ideal for restoration jobs. Gentle enough for people with chemical sensitivities, Citric Acid Disinfectant kills viruses, bacteria, fungi and TB in 5-10 minutes.

It is strong enough to be effective against difficult to kill non-enveloped viruses* such as Norovirus, Poliovirus, Rotavirus, Adenovirus Type 2, and Canine Parvovirus.

This List N product meets the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. EPA Registration Number: 34810-35.

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*Follow product label instructions for disinfection.

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Cleans, Disinfects, Deodorizes, Germicidal, Tuberculocidal, Fungicidal, Virucidal*

Contec® Citric Acid Disinfectant is a no-rinse, food contact sanitizer, soft surface sanitizer, germicidal, tuberculocidal, fungicidal, and virucidal*. It offers botanical, plant-based cleaning power that is gentle on fabrics. No artificial fragrance, no formaldehyde, no triclosan, no parabens, and no corrosive ingredients.  Contec® Citric Acid Disinfectant may be used in ULV foggers as part of precleaning or contamination control (knock-down) in restoration or remediation sites for non-public health purposes. No rinse after application means that cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing is handled in one easy step2.

  • No rinse required when sanitizing food contact surfaces
  • Formulated to sanitize soft surfaces
  • Kills 99.99% of bacteria4 when used as a food-contact sanitizer
  • Broad spectrum hospital disinfectant
  • Kills M. bovis the organism that causes TB



  • Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC BAA-1705)
  • Enterococcus faecalis Vancomycin Resistant (ATCC 51575)
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 (ATCC 43888)
  • Listeria monocytogenes (ATCC 19117)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442)
  • Salmonella enterica (ATCC 10708)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538)
  • Staphylococcus aureus-MRSA (ATCC 33592)
  • Staphylococcus epidermis-MRSE (ATCC 51625)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii (ATCC 19606)


  • Hepatitis B Virus (Grimaud Strain)
  • Hepatitis C Virus (Strain NADL)
  • Rhinovirus (Strain 1059)
  • Adenovirus Type (Strain VR-846)
  • Feline Calicivirus (Strain F-9)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (Strain VR-733)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (Strain VR-734)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (Strain HTLV-IIIB)
  • Influenza A Virus (H3N2)
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Strain VR-26)
  • Rotavirus (Strain WA, Univ. of Ottawa)
  • Vaccinia Virus (Strain VR-119)
  • Canine Parvovirus (Strain VR-2017, Cornell)
  • Poliovirus Type 1 (ATCC VR- 1000)


  • Candida Albicans (ATCC 10231)
  • Trichophyton Interdigitale (ATCC 9533)


  • Mycobacterium bovis (BCG)



  • Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 4352)


  • Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538)
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli) (ATCC 11229)


  • **Klebsiella aerogenes (ATCC 13048)
  • **Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538)

This List N product meets the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


  • Cat dander
  • Cockroach debris
  • Dog dander
  • Dust mite debris
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen particles
  • Grass

Claim Qualifiers:

* Viruses
1 on hard, non-porous surfaces
2 when used according to disinfection directions
3 when used as disinfectant
4 when used as a food contact sanitizer
5 100% cotton
6 Drain pans must be pre-cleaned and dry before applying this product
§ Contact time in accordance with organisms listed on label

EPA No. 34810-35

Apply Contec® Citric Acid Disinfectant undiluted to hard, non-porous surfaces by spraying, wiping with a cloth or towel until clean. Spot check to test for compatibility.


For food contact sanitizing: Preclean. Wet all surfaces with the product. Let stand for 60 seconds on hard, non-porous, food contact surfaces. Wipe or let air dry. No rinsing or wiping is required.

For soft surfaces sanitizing: Preclean. Spray this product 6-8 inches from soft surface until wet. Let stand 60 seconds. Allow to air dry. Effective against Klebsiella aerogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.

Wet the hard, non-porous surface. Allow surface to remain visibly wet for 3/5/10§ minutes. Wipe or let air dry. No rinse required after using.

For Veterinary Practice / Animal Care / Animal Laboratory / Zoos / Pet Shop / Kennels Disinfection Directions: For cleaning and disinfecting hard nonporous surfaces: equipment used for animal food or water, utensils, instruments, cages, kennels, stables, catteries, etc. Remove all animals and feeds from premises, animal transportation vehicles, crates, etc. Remove all litter, droppings and manure from floors, walls and surfaces of facilities occupied or traversed by animals. Empty all feeding and watering appliances. Thoroughly clean all surfaces with soap or detergent and rinse with water. Saturate surfaces with this product for a period of 10 minutes. Wipe or allow to air dry. Thoroughly scrub all treated surfaces that come into contact with food, including equipment used for feeding or watering, with soap or detergent and rinse with potable water before reuse. Do not house animals or employ equipment until treatment has been absorbed, set or dried.


To Spot Clean: Blot or scrub area to be treated with Contec® Citric Acid Disinfectant solution to remove soiling. Wipe dry with clean cloth or towel.

To Deep Clean Carpets, Upholstery and Fabrics: Vacuum to remove loose dirt and soiling. Thoroughly moisten with product using coarse tip pressure sprayer and rake or brush into nap. Clean treated areas using clean water extraction method, such as portable or truck-mounted carpet cleaning machine or upholstery cleaning machine. Allow to dry thoroughly prior to using. Always spot test in inconspicuous area prior to application for compatibility.


To Deodorize and Clean Carpets, Fabrics, and other Materials: Contec® Citric Acid Disinfectant can be used on most fabrics that can be cleaned with water-based cleaners. Not for use on wool, silk, or suede. Always test for color fastness and material compatibility in an inconspicuous area prior to use. Apply by sprayer, to ensure even coverage and allow for 10 minute contact time. Do not rinse, use hot water extraction wand to remove product from treated surfaces and then dry stroke carpet to remove excess moisture. Carpet can be air dried or fans may be used if carpet needs to dry more quickly.

For Fogging Pre-Treatment: Fogging instructions – For non-public health purposes only. For ULV fogging in contained vacant areas as part of precleaning or contamination control (knock-down) in restoration or remediation sites. This is a ready-to-use product; do not dilute. After setting up fogging device, seal all windows & doors to confine the fog & leave area during the treatment time recommended by the device manufacturer. After fogging cycle is complete, fully ventilate the treated area until suspended product is purged prior to re-entry. Do not enter the fogged area until the fog has completely settled or exhausted. Do not use equipment in the fogged area until the treatment has dried. After fogging pre-treatment, follow the product label’s cleaning & disinfection directions.

DECONTAMINATION OF CRITICAL OR SEMI-CRITICAL DEVICES PRIOR TO TERMINAL STERILIZATION/HIGH LEVEL DISINFECTION: This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high level disinfectant on any surface or instrument that [1] is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or, [2] contacts intact mucous membranes but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body. This product may be used to preclean or decontaminate critical or semi- critical medical devices prior to sterilization or high-level disinfection.

*CONTEC® CITRIC ACID DISINFECTANT KILLS HIV ON PRE-CLEANED ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES/OBJECTS PREVIOUSLY SOILED WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS in all settings in which there is an expected likelihood of soiling of hard, non-porous surfaces/objects with blood or body fluids and in which the surfaces/objects likely to be soiled with blood or body fluids can be associated with the potential for transmission of human immunodeficiency virus Type 1 (HIV-1).


PERSONAL PROTECTION: When handling objects soiled with blood or body fluids use disposable latex gloves, gowns, mask and eye coverings.

CLEANING PROCEDURE: Blood and other body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces and objects before application of the disinfectant.

CONTACT TIME: Do Not Dilute. Precleaned surfaces must remain visibly wet for five minutes using mop, cloth or sponge to mitigate HIV-1 virus. Use a 5/10 minute contact time to kill all bacteria, viruses* and fungi listed on the label.

DISPOSAL OF INFECTIOUS MATERIAL: Blood and other fluids should be autoclaved and disposed of according to Federal, State and Local regulations for infectious waste disposal.

On washable hard, nonporous surfaces of:

  • Baked enamel
  • Glass
  • Chrome
  • CuVerro® antimicrobial copper
  • Glazed ceramic
  • Glazed porcelain
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Sealed granite
  • Stainless steel
  • Vinyl

**On the following materials5

  • Cotton fabrics and textiles
  • Fabrics
  • Upholstery

Not recommended for unpainted wood, natural marble, brass, wool, silk, or suede.  For plastic and painted surfaces, spot test on an inconspicuous area before use.

Areas of Use:

  • Athletic Facilities
  • Bathrooms
  • Classrooms
  • Day care centers
  • Dental offices
  • Grocery Stores
  • Grooming Facilities
  • Gyms
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Home
  • Hospitals
  • Institutional facilities
  • Institutions
  • Kennels
  • Kitchens
  • Laboratories or other small animal facilities
  • Locker Rooms
  • Medical Offices
  • Nurseries
  • Nursing homes
  • Schools
  • Shopping Centers
  • Spas
  • Vehicles
  • Veterinary Clinics

On washable hard, nonporous surfaces of:

  • Ambulance patient care surfaces
  • Anesthesia equipment surfaces
  • Appliances
  • Baby/infant care surfaces1
  • Backboards
  • Bathing units
  • Bathroom tubs and tiles
  • Bed railings
  • Beds1
  • Blood pressure devices1
  • Cabinets
  • Car Interiors1
  • Chairs
  • Changing tables
  • Children’s toys1
  • Computer surfaces
  • Computers
  • Counters
  • Countertops
  • CPR manikins
  • CT equipment/surfaces
  • Curing lights
  • Dental equipment surfaces/devices
  • Desks
  • Doorknobs
  • Exam tables
  • Exercise equipment1
  • Fixtures
  • Floors
  • Furniture
  • Garbage cans
  • Glass
  • Glazed ceramic tile
  • Glazed porcelain
  • Hand railings
  • Highchairs
  • Immobilization devices
  • Infant care equipment1
  • Isolettes
  • Keyboards
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Kitchen countertops
  • Kitchen surfaces
  • Laboratory equipment/surfaces
  • Light lens covers
  • Lights
  • Lumens
  • Medical equipment surfaces/devices
  • Mice/Mouse
  • Microscopes
  • Mirrors
  • MRI equipment surfaces
  • Neonatal/nursery surfaces1
  • Nonporous athletic mats
  • Obstetrical equipment surfaces
  • Operating room lights/tables
  • Ophthalmic equipment surfaces/devices1
  • Optical wear (excluding contact lenses)
  • Oxygen hoods
  • Patient bed surfaces1
  • Patient stretchers1
  • Patient stretcher1
  • Patient transport surfaces
  • Pet Habitats
  • Physical therapy equipment1
  • Play mats1
  • Play-care equipment1
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)1
  • Radiology equipment surfaces
  • Refrigerators (exterior surface)
  • Respirators1
  • Respiratory care equipment surfaces
  • Shopping carts
  • Shower floors and walls
  • Sinks
  • Skin care equipment/surfaces1
  • Smart phones and watches
  • Smart screens
  • Soaking containers
  • Stalls
  • Surgical equipment surfaces1
  • Surgical microscopes
  • Tables
  • Tablets
  • Telephones
  • Toilet Seats
  • Toilets (rims, seats and exterior surfaces)
  • Toys1
  • Training tables
  • Transportation equipment surfaces1
  • Trash cans
  • Trays
  • Walls
  • Work stations
  • Wrestling mats1
  • X-ray equipment/surfaces
  • Residential
  • Dialysis Units
  • Coils and drain pans6 of HCAV & R equipment
  • Other areas/facilities concerned with the hazards of cross contamination

**On the following soft surfaces5

  • Sofa seat cushions
  • Gym bags
  • Athletic Equipment
  • Soft household surfaces
  • Upholstery
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Fabric
  • Couches
  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Window treatments
  • Curtains
  • Draperies
  • Drapes
  • Shower curtains
  • Clothes
  • Laundry bags
  • Backpacks
  • Hampers
  • Bedding
  • Pet/dog bedding
  • Car seats
  • Toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Hospital gowns
  • Lab coats
  • Scrub suits
  • Pillows
  • Aprons
  • Uniforms
  • Towels
  • Socks
  • Shoes