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Fragrance company donates barrels of hand sanitizer to Hunterdon County


Hunterdon County has received a donation of two 55 gallon drums of hand sanitizer from Firmenich, a Swiss perfume and taste company with offices in Newark, N.J., for use by essential county staff and distribution to first responders and medical providers, Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Deputy Director Sue Soloway has announced.

Soloway, the Freeholder Board’s liaison for the Health Department, stated, “The hand sanitizer donation is incredibly valuable and appreciated. Hand sanitizer, as everyone knows from seeing empty store shelves, is in short supply and is badly needed for protection by the County’s essential employees, who are at their workstations every day, our first responders, and medical personnel.”

Firmenich transformed part of its production lines to provide hand sanitizer vital to limiting the spread of COVID-19 and meeting growing global demand earlier this year and recently increased its production capacity to 100 tons for hospitals, as well as first responders and government services across the United States and Switzerland.