The FDA and other global regulatory agencies continue to crack down on product ingredients and manufacturing controls for hand hygiene solutions, including taking action against products formulated with methanol or 1-propanol. (1) As a global leader in infection prevention solutions and expertise, Ecolab is committed to providing the highest quality product to our customers.
Throughout the world, we provide a broad range of solutions to help reduce the spread of disease, including several hand hygiene products and programs, which help clean more than 40 billion hands annually.
Now more than ever, clean hands are safe hands. Proper hand hygiene is a critical component to preventing the spread of diseases like COVID-19, (2) and product quality, safety efficacy can make all the difference. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and more companies introduce hand sanitizers into the market, it is important to know what to look for to identify safe and effective solutions. Don’t compromise your health and safety with potentially toxic or expired and illegal product.
All Ecolab hand care products distributed in the US follow FDA guidance and stringent manufacturing controls, ensuring that our hand sanitizers are not formulated with methanol or 1-propanol. Additionally, Ecolab hand sanitizers sold in the US contain at least 60% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol, in accordance with the CDC and FDA guidelines.
Ecolab is committed to helping customers address public health issues such as COVID-19 through comprehensive programs that help reduce the spread of disease. Informed by our nearly 100 years of experience in helping to keep hands and critical environments clean, our hand hygiene solutions are integrated into programs that include consultation, training and implementation support to help keep operations running and guests safe and healthy.
Please refer to the product label for proper safety and use. For more information on how our programs help address COVID-19 and promote public health, please visit www.ecolab.com/coronavirus.
(1.) FDA Takes Action to Place All Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers from Mexico on Import Alert to Help Prevent Entry of Violative and Potentially Dangerous Products into U.S., Protect U.S. Consumers. January, 26, 2021: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-takes-action-place-all-alcohol-based-hand-sanitizers-mexico-import