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Hand sanitisers for sale in SA do not have to contain 70% alcohol, but those used by workers do

Consumer journalist

Does the alcohol-based hand sanitiser on sale in SA legally have to contain at least 70% alcohol?

Last month, before I wrote up the results of tests conducted by KZN-based private lab SciCorp on nine brands of hand sanitisers on sale at various retailers and two which were sprayed on shoppers’ hands in malls, I was told by several key people in government and scientific circles that it most definitely was required by government regulation.

And when I questioned Canway, which owns the Oh So Heavenly brand, about why their hand-cleanser product, bought in early May (with no alcohol content declared on the label), was found to contain only 66,3% alcohol, the company referred to the government regulation in its response...

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