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Labatt shifts production to hand sanitizer to fight spread of COVID-19

Initial production will result in 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to be donated to Food Banks Canada, front line workers and partners in the restaurant and bar industry

March 23, 2020  by CM Staff

Labatt Breweries of Canada is in the process of shifting production from beer to hand sanitizer across the country in support of the national effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  PHOTO: Labatt Breweries of Canada

Labatt Breweries of Canada is mobilizing its Canadian Disaster Relief Program, and for the first time, is in the process of shifting production from beer to hand sanitizer across the country in support of the national effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Initial production will result in 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer that will be donated to support Food Banks Canada, front line workers and partners in the restaurant and bar industry.


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Following the guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO), select Canadian facilities will commence the production of hand sanitizer effective immediately. This includes Labatt Breweries facilities in London, Ont.; Edmonton, Alta.; and Montreal, Que.; Goodridge & Williams in Vancouver, B.C.; and Mill Street Beer Hall in Toronto, Ont.

“This is a national crisis like we haven’t seen in our lifetimes and we feel an obligation to do everything we can to help through our Disaster Relief Program,” said Charlie Angelakos, vice-president, legal and corporate affairs, Labatt Breweries of Canada, in a prepared statement. “Our goal is to get this much needed sanitizer into the hands of those who need it most, especially individuals on the front lines serving their communities as we all pull together.”

Donations of the hand sanitizer will be determined on a local basis where Labatt Breweries of Canada facilities are located from coast-to-coast and arrangements for safe delivery will be made.


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