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  1. In the meantime, we're seeing very low demand for sanitizer now. We're back to making things to drink.
  2. Yeah, those folks could get looked into down the road. We're following WHO directly. Anything other than that will require not only FDA approval, but TTB Formulas approval, from what I researched. That is a multi-month approval process with probable lab samples required. We just suggest to people that they put our sanitizer is sprayer bottles.
  3. I would also be interested to know if the FDA has contacted any suppliers about having too much acetaldehyde. I would make sure to get a copy of the certificate of analysis prior to purchase too. See article below: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-cracks-down-on-ethanol-based-hand-sanitizer-hitting-supply-as-demand-soars/ar-BB13p3jR?li=BBnb7Kz
  4. Disregard. I answered my own question. Guidance regarding transfers in bond. Under current TTB regulations, when DSPs want to receive either denatured or undenatured ethanol from another domestic DSP, the receiving DSP must submit an application to TTB for authorization prior to the first transfer and ensure appropriate bond coverage. See 27 CFR 19.403, 404. During the period covered by this guidance, for transfers of either denatured or undenatured distilled spirits between domestic DSPs, TTB is exempting DSPs from the requirements to request approval from TTB to receive denatured or un
  5. A large ethanol producer is looking to sell me some 98% ethanol. I asked about doing a transfer in bond and he said that is not a requirement during the pandemic. I am thinking that is not the case and that I need the TIB. What are your thoughts?
  6. So, basically you do not have to put that statement on your labels?
  7. Does anyone know what happened to Whitestar? I met the president and he spent considerable time helping me with fermentation issues. I had been a loyal customer of them, but now it appears they are out of business.
  8. Thanks @meerkat. Once again, you come to the formula rescue.
  9. So, we are looking at 18.3 x .12 = 2.196 proof versus 4.2 for glycerol?
  10. That is a very good question. FDA won't check labels on OTC products. They can get away with it. We're probably worrying way too much, but then we also have to answer to TTB.
  11. I spoke to two manufacturing places today that are jumping into making sanitizer. None of them understand proofing at all. It may be too easy to get FDA Approval that they would allow companies that do not know the dangers of alcohol or why to denature. I tried to provide advice to the one place on the value of getting a hydrometer, thermometer, graduated cylinder and Meerket's program. I have no idea if they will take that advice. His comment was "Isn't that on the provider of alcohol"? I told him that if he is blending, the final product is on him.
  12. We are in the same boat. I cannot get 2 or 4 oz bottles of any kind. My usual supplier dried up.
  13. I have been proofing as usual. I too wonder what effect glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, denaturants, etc. have on actual proof. The labs are behind 20+ days
  14. We're out of bottles and ethanol. We're going to make ethanol, but it costs twice as much to make it as it does to buy it. When we can get it.
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