Canadian Manufacturing

Hand-sanitizer manufacturing exchange launches

The Exchange provides a single platform where firms interested in making hand-sanitizer will be able to exchange information

March 30, 2020  by CM Staff

Cosmetics Alliance Canada, the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association and Spirits Canada launched on March 30 the Hand-Sanitizer Manufacturing Exchange as part of their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“Our three organizations have come together to aid in faster, safer and effective scale-up of hand-sanitizer production across Canada”, said Cosmetics Alliance Canada CEO, Darren Praznik, in a prepared statement.

Developed in collaboration with Health Canada, the Exchange provides a single platform where firms interested in making hand-sanitizer or contributing to its manufacture will be able to exchange information to locate available materials, services or manufacturing capacity needed for production.

The initiative parallels Health Canada action expediting approvals of companies interested in making hand-sanitizer, a product regulated under Health Canada’s Natural Health Product Regulations, part of Canada’s Food and Drugs Act.

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The Exchange reminds all interested parties that they should consult Health Canada’s March 24, 2020 bulletin outlining how hand-sanitizer products and the companies making them may seek expedited approvals.

Joining the three Exchange developers are the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) who will host the Exchange on their web-site.


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