Open Government Portal
Found 10 records similar to Interim guide on isopropyl alcohol for use in alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants: Compliance and enforcement
Health Canada developed a licensing approach to produce and distribute alcohol-based hand sanitizers on March 27, 2020 (updated on July 13, 2020) for companies. The guide has useful information on the authorizations required to manufacture, package, label, import and/or distribute alcohol-based hand sanitizers. It also includes information on how to obtain the required authorizations (a product licence and/or a site licence) during this emergency.
As outlined in the Quality of Natural Health Products Guide, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) used in the production of hand sanitizers should meet identity and purity criteria.
Companies that use unacceptable quality standards may be subject to enforcement action. Our main goal is to protect the health and safety of the public.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers must comply with: the Alcohol-based hand sanitizers in beverage and food containers: Packaging and labelling requirements to reduce unintentional ingestion risk
As an interim measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're making it possible for certain products of this type to be sold in Canada. These products may not fully meet regulatory requirements, but do not compromise the safety of Canadians.
Health Canada has developed the following list of hard-surface disinfectants that are likely to be effective and may be used against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. For these products, evidence was submitted demonstrating that they are effective against harder-to-kill viruses or other viruses very similar to SARS-CoV-2. This list is updated regularly.
Due to the unprecedented demand and urgent need for disinfectants and hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada is implementing interim measures to increase supplies.
The health and safety of Canadians is our priority. Along with measures reported in the Government of Canada's response to COVID-19, Health Canada is also implementing interim measures to expedite access to hand sanitizers, disinfectants and personal protective equipment to address product shortages
Number of alcohol advertisements and alcohol education messages aired per year per station/service.
Health Canada is expediting access to supplies of hand sanitizers, disinfectants, personal protective equipments and swabs to help limit the spread of COVID-19.