LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the coronavirus pandemic continues, a local beverage development company has since entered the business of making hand sanitizer. Flavorman is now asking the public to join them in their efforts to donate bottles of it to first responders, frontline workers, service organizations and local businesses in metro Louisville.
Flavorman has so far donated hundreds of gallons of their product to a university, alcohol and drug treatment center, local bank and other vulnerable members of the community.
“As Kentucky and surrounding states begin their phased reopenings, it is now more important than ever to get sanitizer into the hands of those who need it most,” says David Dafoe, founder & CEO. “We’re giving the public the opportunity to help us keep our community safe by purchasing a bottle of our sanitizer online and donating it to a local organization or business of your choosing. We’ll get it to them, in your name, so there’s nothing you need to pick up and no reason for you to leave your house.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advocated for individuals to clean their hands regularly to limit the spread of germs. In the situation where soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Flavorman’s product contains 80 percent, formulated to Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Their product is also registered as required by the FDA.
In March, the FDA adopted temporary guidelines allowing for more widespread production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Since then, Flavorman has altered its operations to begin manufacturing liquid hand sanitizer in bulk to fulfill a critical need for the community. The company’s educational distillery, Moonshine University, has also been an avid contributor, managing bottling operations for the product.
“The main ingredient for hand sanitizer is ethanol, which is also a component used – in a variety of ways – for beverage development,” said Aaron Parker, COO. “We’re essentially taking some of the ethanol we use for our beverage development processes and applying it to hand sanitizer production.”
One-gallon bottles are now available for $35 each. Orders can be placed online at flavorlogic.com and retrieved through local, “no-touch” pickups Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 827 South Eighth Street. Any donated orders will be delivered by Flavorman. For additional questions, please call Flavorman’s Hand Sanitizer hotline at (502) 400-9716.