Labatt begins production of hand sanitizer
Toronto-based Labatt Breweries of Canada has begun production of hand sanitizer to counter the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to the company, the national initiative is being conducted under its Canadian Disaster Relief Program. During the initial production run, 50,000 bottles of sanitizer will be created and donated to Food Banks Canada, front line workers and staff in the restaurant and bar industry. The product will be produced at Labatt facilities in London, ON, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
“This is a national crisis like we haven't seen in our lifetimes and we feel an obligation to do everything we can to help through our Disaster Relief Program,” said Charlie Angelakos, vice-president of legal and corporate affairs at Labatt. “Our goal is to get this much needed sanitizer into the hands of those who need it most, especially individuals on the front lines serving their communities as we all pull together.”