Suppliers of technical-grade ethanol for use in the production of hand sanitizers and hard-surface disinfectants

Health Canada has granted temporary authorization to the companies listed below to supply technical-grade ethanol for the production of hand sanitizers and/or hard-surface disinfectants. To be given temporary authorization, these companies require an assessment and authorization by Health Canada.

Authorized suppliers of technical-grade ethanol are not distributors of technical-grade ethanol or manufacturers of hand sanitizers or hard-surface disinfectants containing technical-grade ethanol.

Technical-grade ethanol obtained from authorized suppliers cannot be blended when producing hand sanitizers and hard-surface disinfectants. Only authorized distributors may further sell technical-grade ethanol obtained from authorized suppliers.

The risk assessment summary report contains the information we used in our decision to allow the temporary use of technical-grade ethanol in hand sanitizers and hard-surface disinfectants.

Companies not on this list may face compliance and enforcement action if they supply technical-grade ethanol for the production of hand sanitizer and/or hand-surface disinfectants without authorization. You can find information about non-compliant products in the recall advisory.

Technical grade ethanol producer Technical grade ethanol product name Company contact information Company address Authorized to produce since Authorized to produce until Intended use
(H/C/R) Footnote *
Greenfield Global Inc. JT200 TechGradeEnquiries@greenfield.com 6985 Financial Drive, Suite 501, Mississauga, ON L5N 0G3 2020-04-06 2021-12-31 H/C/R
Greenfield Global Inc. VR200 TechGradeEnquiries@greenfield.com 6985 Financial Drive, Suite 501, Mississauga, ON L5N 0G3 2020-04-20 2021-12-31 H/C/R
Kawartha Ethanol Inc. KE100 info@kawarthaethanol.ca 6830 Highway #7 Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0 2020-04-28 2021-12-31 H/C/R
Pound Maker Agventures Ltd. Ethanol - 2020T QCEthanol@pound-maker.ca Box 519 / NW24-33-21-W2, Lanigan, SK, S0K 2M0 2020-04-27 2021-03-31 H/C/R
Western New York Energy LLC Western NY Energy 200 info@wnyenergy.com 4141 Bates Rd. P.O. Box 191 Medina, New York 14103 2020-04-27 2021-12-31 H/C/R
Badger State Ethanol BSE 190Proof Ethyl Alcohol alcohol@badgerstateethanol.com 820 West 17th Street, Monroe, WI 53566 2020-05-14 2021-12-31 H/C/R
Quad County Corn Processors Coop QCCP200 info@quad-county.com 6059 159th St
Galva, IA 51020
2020-06-05 2021-12-31 H/C/R
Quad County Corn Processors Coop QCCP190 info@quad-county.com 6059 159th St
Galva, IA 51020
2021-03-31 2021-12-31 H/C/R
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H = health care system, C = commercial, R = retail

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Note 1: Permolex Ltd. was an approved technical-grade ethanol producer between May 1 and June 8, 2020. Since June 8, 2020, Permolex Ltd. is recognized as a producer of Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)-grade ethanol. Hand sanitizers manufactured with ethanol produced by Permolex Ltd. before June 8, 2020, must observe risk statements for technical-grade ethanol, in addition to labelling requirements set out by the antiseptic skin cleanser monograph. Hand sanitizers manufactured with ethanol produced by Permolex Ltd. on or after June 8, 2020, don't require additional risk statements for technical-grade ethanol.

Note 2: Hand sanitizers made with technical-grade ethanol containing acetaldehyde levels equal to or below 75 ppm don't require technical-grade ethanol risk statements on their labels.

Note 3: Hand sanitizers or hard-surface disinfectants containing technical-grade ethanol with higher levels of impurities (acetaldehyde levels greater than 75ppm) can be identified by reading their product labels. The labels will include the following information:

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