US Consumer Health And Beauty Recalls: High Lead In Hemp Oils, More Sanitizers With Methanol
While FDA continues posting announcements of recalls of hand sanitizers made by firms in Mexico and found to contain methanol, its latest recall records update also show Michigan Herbal Remedies recalled a total of 5,938 bottles of hemp oils due to elevated lead levels.
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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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