...the private sector has stepped up to the plate by increasing production of ventilators, face masks, and much-needed hand sanitizers. In fact, more than 575 distilleries have committed to converting their operations from making alcoholic beverages to producing alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
However, in yet another case of regulations run wild, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inserting a wrench in “Operation Hand Sanitizer.” In other words, FDA bureaucrats are halting the production of millions of bottles of hand sanitizer to communities in need.
Because FDA regulations differ in regard to undenatured (food-grade) and denatured alcohol, this red tape is actually causing a pause in the production and distribution of hand sanitizer...
Yup. Since FOOD-GRADE (un-denatured) alcohol is NOT approved for hand-sanitizer, FDA shut down production, preferring NOT food-grade (denatured) alcohol.
This. Is. FDA.