Topic – Counterfeit zytec 1 L Hand Sanitizer Lot # 3329733126
Empack Spraytech Inc. discovered a counterfeit version of zytec Hand Sanitizer Gel 1 litre in the marketplace on or about mid-July 2020. After an initial investigation, Empack confirmed that the package format and label of the suspect product did NOT originate from our own facility.
Empack contacted Health Canada with all available details of the discovered counterfeit product July 24, 2020 and was assigned case number 2020-051326 and the assigned submission number of 2020-07-24-000045.
Subsequently, Health Canada conducted their own investigation and launched a formal recall of the suspect product on September 28, 2020, listing the offending party responsible as Northern National Sales Inc. (linked to 740758 Ontario Limited o/a Market Wise).
To confirm the product subject to the recall is ONLY the Counterfeit zytec 1 L Hand Sanitizer Lot 3329733126. This product was found to be in limited distribution in the regional Toronto area. Please see attached photo.
All other standard zytec Germ Buster Hand Sanitizer packages and formats meet all quality and Health Canada regulatory compliance requirements and are not the subject of this recall.
Empack has substantial goodwill in the zytec Germ Buster tradename and design and wishes to provide this information to the general public and its recognized distributors to provide clarity for the situation that has come to our attention.
Empack will be working with Health Canada to provide greater clarity on the issue.
Our premium quality zytec Germ Buster hand sanitizer assortment has been proudly Made in Canada and Trusted since 2004.
Please follow this link for the CTV News Report on the matter: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-canada-issues-recall-of-counterfeit-hand-sanitizer-1.5129113
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