The Importance of Post-COVID Hand Sanitizer

06/28/23 By Dana Szymkowiak

As we transition into a post-COVID era, hand sanitizers remain an essential tool in maintaining personal hygiene and preventing the spread of germs. However, it’s crucial to be aware of certain considerations when selecting hand sanitizers.  

Expiration Dating and Shelf Life 

When was the last time you checked all that overstock COVID hand sanitizer for an expiration date? As we approach the three-year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic, it is advisable to check the expiration date on your hand sanitizer bottles and discard any that have expired. To maintain optimal effectiveness, hand sanitizers typically have a shelf life of around three years. Over time, the alcohol content in sanitizers can degrade, reducing their ability to kill germs efficiently.  

Extreme hot or cold temperatures can affect the efficacy of hand sanitizer. Leaving it in a hot car or exposing it to freezing temperatures can compromise its ability to kill germs effectively. Be sure to store hand sanitizer in a cool, dry place to maintain its potency. 

FDA Regulations and Emergency Hand Sanitizer 

During the height of the COVID-19 crisis, due to high demand, some hand sanitizers were produced and sold without following FDA regulations. These emergency hand sanitizers have been deemed unsafe and ineffective. In fact, the FDA issued a cease-and-desist order to halt the production and sales of non-regulated sanitizers. It is crucial to avoid using or purchasing such products to ensure your safety and well-being. For more information, visit 

Hand Sanitizer from a Trusted, FDA Regulated Manufacturer 

As we continue to prioritize hand hygiene, it is essential to select hand sanitizers that meet FDA regulations and ensure their efficacy like those offered by Safetec of America. Safetec has been an infection control, first aid, and OTC manufacturer for over 30 years in our FDA-regulated facility. Our hand sanitizers meet FDA regulations, providing you with peace of mind and assurance of their safety and effectiveness. Our formulations include drug facts and incorporate aloe vera, which offers moisturizing properties for added skincare benefits. 

We offer a wide range of packaging options from individual single-use pouches up to 64 oz. bottles and everything in between to suit your needs. Safetec’s products are now available to purchase directly from our website at If you’re looking for larger volumes, contact our sales team today to get started with a quote.