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FDA Updates Guidelines for Emergency Hand Sanitizer Production

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FDA Updates Guidelines for Emergency Hand Sanitizer Production

On October 12, 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the Withdrawal of Temporary Hand Sanitizer Guidelines. Those guidelines were introduced in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic to allow manufacturers from many industries to step up and help meet the needs of millions of Americans trying to be safe.

The announcement comes in the form of a detailed Q&A that explains why the change is coming now. The FDA cites data that shows “consumers and health care professionals are no longer experiencing difficulties in accessing alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, and these temporary policies are no longer needed to meet demand.”

What This Means for Hand Sanitizer Production

After December 31, 2021, any business that began emergency production of hand sanitizer products to meet the market’s urgent demands must meet regulatory requirements detailed in the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements. These measures are in place to ensure hand sanitizer products have the correct strength, ingredients, and quality to keep consumers safe.

CDC Hand Sanitizer Guidelines

While demand for hand sanitizer has decreased, it remains above pre-pandemic levels. As citizens look to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and other illnesses, effective hand sanitizer use will continue to be an important part of daily life for people around the world for years to come. More Americans will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hand sanitizer recommendations even after the pandemic has finally ebbed. As disinfectant suppliers, Tilley Company remains committed to supporting both established and new hand sanitizer manufacturers by offering the highest-quality ingredients and a reliable JIT supply chain that spans the globe.

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