If a proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the ingredients of antibacterial hand soaps is approved, the new regulations could affect guidelines on how other cleaning products are made. It could also affect how providers of cleaning supplies in Buffalo, NY and elsewhere in the country select the items they distribute.
According to a report by the Washington Post, the FDA has issued a proposed rule that requires manufacturers to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of their antibacterial products. Manufacturers must prove that their products are better than regular soap and water in preventing illnesses and the spread of disease. Otherwise, they have to reformulate or re-label them to stay on the market.