US FDA Clarifies Testing In Sanitizer Production Temporary Guidances To Tighten Compliance
The agency clarifies in documents providing temporary guidance on preparing or compounding alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, and manufacturing alcohol for those products, that each lot of alcohol obtained from another source should be tested for methanol.
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