COVID-19: Regulatory guidance for companies starting to produce hand sanitiser

Our global law firm partner Squire Patton Boggs have created some useful guidance on the regulatory requirements to comply with for hand sanitiser production / importing, which is becoming increasingly relevant for numerous companies during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many companies are looking at modifying their production lines/utilising spare capacity to manufacture hand sanitiser, which is in short supply due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Others may be looking into importing this product into the UK for the first time. For companies already manufacturing or importing similar products, this may not pose any particular challenges. However, many companies, for example distilleries, breweries and food manufacturers, may not be familiar with the rules and regulations that apply when placing this sort of product on the market.

Although there has been removal of some “red tape” by the government, to facilitate the production of sanitiser, there are some regulatory requirements that will still need to be followed.

Click here to read Squire Patton Boggs' hand sanitiser guidance document

For any further queries regarding regulatory requirements applicable to hand sanitisers in the UK and EU, please contact our associates at Squire Patton Boggs as follows:

Anita Lloyd, Director -
Nicola Smith, Director -