Happiness Biotech Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HAPP) announced Tuesday that it has received a Natural Product Number (NPN) license in Canada for its 75% alcohol disposable hand sanitizer.
The nutraceutical and dietary supplements producer said in a statement today that the first batch of 53,280 bottles was shipped this week. According to the company, the hand sanitizer met the criteria of safety, efficacy, and quality to be sold in Canada.
"We are very glad that our hand sanitizer can finally be exported to Canada. Although the first batch is only over 50,000 bottles, we believe this is a good start,” Xuezhu Wang, the chief executive officer of Happiness, said in a statement today.
He added, “Meanwhile, 150,000 of our masks were exported to Canada in May and we received the second order of 200,000 pieces in June. We believe our receipt of the NPN license from Health Canada demonstrates quality of our products. In the future, we will continue to strive to export to more countries and regions.”
In May, Happiness reported that sales of its alcohol disinfectant and disposable hand sanitizer have exceeded 9 million bottles as of April.
Happiness has also been active in attempting to develop a more affordable Covid-19 testing kit. Last month, it said it obtained the CE Certification for its testing kits—the samples have been shipped to countries including Uganda, Malaysia, and Canada.
Despite the development, the company likely hasn’t been too happy with its stock market performance this year. Shares of Happiness have plunged 71% year-to-date. Based in Nanping, Happiness operates mainly through Fujian Happiness. Its product portfolio includes 32 types of nutraceutical and dietary supplements. The stock in Happiness inched 2% lower from Monday’s close to $2.77 per American depositary share by midday.