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What type of alcohol does your company use? 

1 Gallon is Ethyl Alcohol.

1 Liter is Isopropyl Alcohol - the current 1 L contains Ethyl Alcohol. We are transitioning it to Isopropyl Alcohol 100% US made. 

Both are 100% safe!

 

Is Neptune Hand Sanitizer safe?

Our Hand Sanitizers meet the strict United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards adopted by the Food and Drug Administration. Rest assured that as part of meeting the USP standards, we will continue to take measures to ensure that our Hand Sanitizers are safe to use and made of the highest quality ingredients.

 

What is the difference between Isopropyl (IPA) and Ethyl alcohol? 

Both isopropyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol are approved antiseptic ingredients per the FDA. Ethyl alcohol is most commonly derived from corn and isopropyl alcohol is derived from propene, an organic compound.

 

Is hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19? 

The best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is essential, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol based on FDA OTC Monograph Part 333A. See below an excerpt from the monograph. 

The FDA OTC Monograph  https://federalregister.gov/d/2019-06791

 

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Our isopropyl alcohol hand sanitizers contain 70% isopropyl alcohol as required by the monograph.

 

Do hand sanitizers have an expiration date? Are they still effective after the expiration date?  

OTC drug products generally must list an expiration date unless they have data showing that they are stable for more than 3 years. FDA does not have information on the stability or effectiveness of drug products past their expiration date (See 21 CFR 211.137). Hand sanitizer produced under the temporary policies for hand sanitizer production and compounding may not have an expiration date listed because they are expected to be used during this public health emergency.

 

Where can I get a SDS sheet?  

Technical Data Sheets/Safety Data Sheets are available through the following links:

How can I find hand sanitizers listed with the FDA, or verify that a company has listed its product with the FDA?   

FDA publishes product listing information provided by the companies that make the drug on the National Drug Code (NDC) Directory. This listing does not mean the drug is approved by FDA. Anyone can look up a drug product and download the information by searching on its NDC. To find our product select type as "Labeler" and enter our company name SUGARLEAF. For a list of all hand sanitizers, choose the proprietary name search, and search for the term “hand sanitizer.” 

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfm

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/dsp_searchresult.cfm

In summary, we are following the rules and regulations established by the FDA under the OTC Monograph part 333A and our products contain the required active concentrations.

 

Does the FDA regulate all hand sanitizers? Do hand sanitizers come with product information on their labeling?  

Hand sanitizers are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs regulated by FDA. Hand sanitizers that meet FDA’s OTC drug review conditions or that are manufactured under the conditions in FDA’s temporary policy, will include a “Drug Facts” label similar to the ones found at the end of the guidance: Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19).

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