ACI: Consumers Can Continue Using Sanitizers With Confidence

American Cleaning Institute Response – Proposed FDA Rule on Consumer Hand Sanitizers

Washington, D.C. | June 29, 2016  The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) issued the following statement by Richard Sedlak, Executive Vice President, Technical & International Affairs, on newly proposed rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) governing consumer hand sanitizer products and ingredients:

“Hand sanitizers are a critical part of healthy hand hygiene routines for millions of consumers every single day. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend using alcohol-based hand sanitizers if soap and water are unavailable.

“On behalf of our members who produce hand sanitizers and their ingredients, the American Cleaning Institute looks forward to providing in-depth comments to FDA on their proposed rules.

“We believe that the FDA has a wealth of data on hand sanitizers in their possession to judge them as generally recognized as safe and effective. However, we will work to provide additional data as necessary to ensure the agency has the most complete, useful, and up-to-date information on these beneficial products.

“Consumers can continue to use hand sanitizer products with confidence as this regulatory process moves forward. We will work to ensure that these products remain available to help people stay clean and healthy in homes, day care centers, restaurants, and offices across the United States.”



Contact: Brian Sansoni, American Cleaning Institute, 202.662.2517 or bsansoni@cleaninginstitute.org

 The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market.  ACI  members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers.  ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.