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Containment Standards for Facilities Handling Plant Pests
5.0 Decontamination processes

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Decontamination methods used for all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials (e.g. rearing materials, infected or infested plant materials, cultures) must be validated. Depending on the particular organism and the life stage concerned, decontamination may be achieved by methods such as hot water immersion, freezing, rapid heating, drying, dry heating, steaming, autoclaving, fumigation or chemical disinfection. All decontamination and waste management procedures must be in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulations.

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