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#1 rgiuliano137

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:21 AM

does anyone have the regulations or format of how hand sanitizers must be code dated?



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 04:25 PM

https://www.fda.gov/...products-during

 

This mentions how you should label the products.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:28 AM

I work for a flavor company and we are temporarily making hand sanitizer.  We are using our regular lot code system for the hand sanitizer, with a "Best By" date in addition to the lot code.  It seems to be an industry standard for hand sanitizer to have a best by date of 2 years.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:01 AM

I work for a flavor company and we are temporarily making hand sanitizer.  We are using our regular lot code system for the hand sanitizer, with a "Best By" date in addition to the lot code.  It seems to be an industry standard for hand sanitizer to have a best by date of 2 years.

What happens after 2 years ?


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:45 PM

https://www.healthli...anitizer-expire



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:16 PM

Hi Kara,

 

thanks for the link. The comments seem mainly plausible.

 

Amazingly, nowhere could I find a link or reference to an actual validation of a hand sanitizer shelf life except for one article whose procedure took  4 days !

 

However I did notice this vaguely  intriguing comment -

 

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https://www.cleanlin...er-Facts--14693

 

Based on a random search of promoted products/articles you could just as easily support a labelled shelf life of 3 years.

 

As an elementary example, afaik the usual (effectiveness) requirement is minimum 60% alcohol.

The shelf life is typically claimed to be predicated on an evaluation of when the % alcohol has lost 10% (relative) of its original value.

So if you buy 70% alcohol then, by definition, it should  still be effective after it's expiration date,


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