The Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced an import alert on all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico, noting that 84% of those it analyzed from April through December 2020 did not comply with FDA regulations and more than half contained toxic ingredients at dangerous levels, including methanol or 1-propanol.

Under the import alert, alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico offered for import are subject to heightened FDA scrutiny and agency staff may detain the shipment.

FDA regularly updates a list of hand sanitizer products that consumers should not use, including those found to contain methanol and/or 1-propanol. In most cases, methanol does not appear as an ingredient on the product label.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday updated its guidance to help clinicians evaluate and test patients with relevant history, signs and…
Headline
AHA Friday urged lawmakers to consider certain changes to the Verifying Accurate Leading-Edge IVCT Development (VALID) Act, legislation that would modify the…
Headline
The Department of Health and Human Services today withdrew a Trump Administration rule that would require the agency to assess periodically each…
Headline
Testifying today at an Occupational Safety and Health Administration hearing, AHA policy staff urged the agency not to finalize its emergency temporary…
Headline
The AHA today urged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration not to finalize its emergency temporary standard for occupational exposure to COVID-19,…
Headline
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today proposed revoking its approval of Arizona’s occupational safety and health plan, saying the state has…