To Whom It May Concern:
With the recent news of Ebola, Enterovirus–D68 (EV–D68) and Norovirus outbreaks, many of our customers have asked for information regarding the claims that our products can make regarding these and other viruses.
Kutol Products Company is a manufacturer of a wide range of hand hygiene products, including antibacterial hand soaps and hand sanitizers classified as Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has specific regulations concerning efficacy claims that can be made against specific microorganisms or classes of microorganisms, such as Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi.
Per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations concerning topical antiseptics (21 CFR Part 333), technical information related to the antimicrobial activity of products may only be included as additional information or claims on products labeled for “Hospital and Professional Use Only“.
Kutol Products Company does not manufacture products labeled specifically for “Hospital and Professional Use Only”. Therefore, technical information or specific microorganism claims cannot be made for any of our products.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization), the best steps to reduce the spread of viruses and germs is to stay home and avoid contact with persons with symptoms or illnesses, avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands, clean and disinfect surfaces and to use proper hand hygiene techniques, such as washing your hands and using alcohol–based hand sanitizers (ABHS).
Using alcohol–based hand sanitizers is the preferred means for hand hygiene when hands are not soiled or when soap and water are not available. Ebola is an enveloped virus, which can be killed or inactivated by alcohol. The CDC and WHO recommend the use of alcohol–based hand sanitizers as a preventive measure during this outbreak.
Please visit the CDC and WHO websites below for more information.
Teut f. Ovenly
Veriti Overby Director of Quality