The End of Interim Site Licenses for Hand Sanitizers

The Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) of Health Canada announced interim COVID-19 Site Licences (COVID-19 SL) for manufacturing, packaging, labelling and/or importing alcohol-based hand sanitizers will expire on September 30, 2021. The interim measures were introduced in March 2020 to expedite site licensing to address hand sanitizer shortages at the start of COVID-19.  During August 2020, the NNHPD notified COVID-19 SL holders their commitment to provide 60 days’ advance notice prior to ending of the temporary measures. If you are a COVID-19 SL holder, there are three options that will need to consider prior to your [...]