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70% alcohol content mandatory for sanitiser hand gels


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not prohibit the production, import and sales of sanitiser hand gels , provided the products have an alcohol content of at least 70 per cent in accordance with the new Royal Gazette enforced on Tuesday (March 10), said secretary general Paisarn Dunkumm.

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The Public Health Ministry previously announced through the Royal Gazette that the gels must contain alcohol at the aforementioned level, to be effective against the new coronavirus ( Covid-19).
Moreover, alcohol used as the main ingredient must be ethanol, isopropanol, or n-propanol or a combination of all three to reach the specified level.
"The ministry set the level of alcohol content to ensure effectiveness of the products, Gels with alcohol content below 70 per cent will be banned from production, import and sales". 
“Also, people are allowed to produce the hand gels themselves, but the alcohol proportion must be over 70 per cent” he added.
People can check details of the products via Oryor Smart Application, www.fda.moph.go.th, or hotline 1556.

Published : March 10, 2020

By : THE NATION