Demand for hand sanitizer has outpaced supply in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This essential product is nowhere to be found on store shelves — and was going for as much as $149 a bottle online from third-party resellers.
Recognizing the importance of proper hand sanitation to stopping the spread of the disease, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is allowing previously unauthorized organizations to produce and distribute alcohol-based hand sanitizer, provided certain criteria (which we link to later in this article) are met.
Distilleries have stepped up to combat this problem and fight the spread of COVID-19.
We understand the importance of critical products like hand sanitizer and want to help. If you need hand sanitizer labels — and quickly — to keep up with production, we have you covered. Talk to our team today to start production on your hand sanitizer labels.
Not yet producing hand sanitizer? Or need help deciding what the label should say?
Either way, we’ve compiled all the info you need to get started here.
Both the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and the FDA have issued guidance for distilleries looking to produce hand sanitizer to meet COVID-related demand.
To help you out, we went ahead and summarized the label requirements and linked to key resources below.
Guidance from the FDA
The FDA’s criteria that must be met during hand sanitizer production, as well as their temporary policy, is outlined in full in this document: Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19).
Here is an example of the labeling requirements as outlined in that guidance document:
Guidance from the TTB
The TTB announced in a special-edition newsletter that all Distilled Spirits Permittees (DSPs) are authorized to produce ethanol-based hand sanitizer products without first obtaining authorization. This measure is approved through June 30, 2020.
Distillers can find permit, tax and formula guidance from the TTB on this page.
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