These Fake or Substandard Sanitizer Brands Fail to Meet WHO Standards

In a bid to protect public health amid coronavirus outbreak, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has listed all sanitizer-making companies that do not comply with the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Fawad took to Twitter on Friday to confirm the names of the sanitizer brands that are selling fake or substandard products, as declared by the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA).

Dear all! As per PSQCA sample testing following 23 brands of Sanitizers are not in comformity with WHO standards, we have advised health departments to remove these brands from stores.

Here is the list of the brands declared fake by PSQCA:

  1. Super
  2. PG Impex
  3. Advance GermX
  4. FineX
  5. G Natural
  6. Befikri
  7. Care Family Germ Protection
  8. Vincent
  9. 24 Karat
  10. NMP
  11. Clean and Shine
  12. Handsanitizer
  13. Livi
  14. Care
  15. Miracle
  16. Danby’s
  17. Saffron
  18. Care
  19. Vince
  20. Red Wind
  21. Chroma
  22. Johnsons
  23. Capex

The minister advised provincial health departments to remove these brands from stores.

In a TV statement earlier, Fawad Chaudhary had revealed that over 60 percent of hand sanitizers available across the country were detected fake. During the show, he had pledged to prepare a list of all substandard products and publish it on Twitter.

Chaudhry stated that Pakistan has also manufactured sanitizers and testing kits for coronavirus. He added that the test results of the indigenously developed diagnosis kit were 99 percent accurate, and has been handed over to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) for the final approval.


  • So Govt, should make own Sanitizer and launch Fedreal Govt Shop Online Jaha Log Real Product ache aur saste daaam main le sake


    • the army is already doing that. They do not have an online shop but are making it locally.

      • Military Inc. is doing everything besides being de-fecto ruler of Pakistan and Pakistani awam is getting used to it considering it their faith.

  • Honourable Minister Mr. Fawad Choudhry says 23 brand Hand Sanitizer failed to meet WHO standards. Whereas quoted report of PSQCA has followed the East African Standards not the WHO. As per WHO, for formulation-1, Ethanol % v/v shouldn’t be less than 80 and for formulation-2, isopropyl Alcohol % v/v shouldn’t be less than 75%. Whereas only those sanitizer has been declared sub standard which have less than 60% alcohol content. Therefore all those brand Sanitizer which have alcohol content between 60-80 % have been stand approved by PSQCA, not complying to WHO.
    There is some confusion for defining the standard by PSQCA. My suggestion is to strictly follow WHO guidelines not the East African.
    Following is the link for WHO guidelines for hand rubs;

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