A national shortage of hand sanitizer due to the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred federal agencies into temporarily suspending regulatory requirements that have been impeding the supply of alcohol and the manufacture of hand sanitizer. Under temporary guidance adopted by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) and the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), would-be suppliers of alcohol for hand sanitizer and manufacturers of hand sanitizer may provide their essential products without obtaining traditional regulatory approvals. The information in this piece highlights several key takeaways from recent agency guidance in this area. To read the full guidance please click the title below.
Federal Agencies Facilitate Increased Supply of Ethanol and Related Manufacture of Hand Sanitizer Due to COVID-19 Related Shortages
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