Hand Sanitizer Testing in the Age of COVID-19
Updated February 2021
Our guide to hand sanitizer testing compares and contrasts the requirements for hand sanitizer products that result from either regulatory pathway using the most current information available from FDA.
Due to the continuing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for hand sanitizers remains at a very high level as we move forward into 2021.
As a result, FDA continues to allow these products to be placed into US distribution by either of two regulatory pathways:
- Compliance with the OTC-Drug Monograph Final Rule for Consumer Antiseptic Rubs
- Compliance with FDA Temporary Policy For Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products