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Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol

Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol

(Posted on 26/03/20)

Cargill, one of Europe's largest alcohol producers, has donated a first batch of 60,000 liters of disinfecting alcohol to the health sector in the Netherlands. Through the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) this will be distributed to hospitals and other healthcare institutions in the Netherlands where a shortage has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Niels Maijers, Coordinator National Corona Taskforce on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport: "This enables us to ensure the availability of surface disinfection.”

Since the rapid global spread of the COVID-19 virus, the demand for disinfecting alcohol - to sanitize surfaces - has increased dramatically, and many health institutions throughout Europe are facing imminent shortages. Last week Cargill decided to put its alcohol production in Europe at the service of this crisis and to make a first donation of 60,000 liters to the Dutch government. This disinfecting alcohol is produced by its employees at Cargill's Sas van Gent plant in Zeeland.

Last week a collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport was set up. The filling of 60,000 liters of disinfecting alcohol will begin in the middle of this week. This will then be distributed across the healthcare sector to support hygiene.

Alain Dufait, Managing Director Cargill Europe: "Cargill not only supplies essential food ingredients for humans and animals, but also alcohol for the drink and health industry. Our people are working around the clock to keep our factories operating at full capacity across Europe. It's no easy task because at the same time, we're also strengthening our hygiene measures so that our people can do their jobs safely. We take our responsibility to continue to supply the food and health industry very seriously. In addition, we want to do our bit to help the government to optimally support and care for all sick patients. This will also enable medical staff to work more safely."

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