Health Canada has approved the Greenfield Global plant in Johnstown to supply their new Technical Grade alcohol to Canadian companies making hand sanitizers.
According to a media release, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark says this will help bolster Ontario’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m so pleased that Health Canada has given Greenfield Global the green light. According to Statistics Canada, demand for hand sanitizer has risen over 700%, year over year. The fact that this is the first such approval in Canada is an indication of the quality product that their dedicated employees make right here in our riding. I want to personally thank Greenfield Global for their passionate commitment to meet the incredible national demand for the alcohol that goes into hand sanitizers. It is urgently required by our health-care heroes and everyone on the frontlines in the battle against the virus.”
Greenfield Global CEO & President, Howard Field, says Clark supported Greenfield Global in its efforts to seek federal approval by taking the lead in securing a strong endorsement by the Ontario government.
“It is yet another indication of the close working relationship between the Ontario and federal governments as they work together to combat the national threat of COVID-19.”
The company says Johnstown can make up to 710,000 litres of alcohol per day and are shipping the alcohol across Canada to existing and new customers who make hand sanitizer. They say all 52 employees are involved in helping to support this initiative.
Clark adds the community has always been able to rely on the plant and its local employees to be strong supporters of community initiatives and fundraisers and now they are helping all of Canada.