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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Nine hand sanitisers fail quality test

Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 20

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has detected substandard alcohol-based hand sanitisers and busted illegal factories.

The FDA had taken 158 samples in June after complaints about poor quality. The results of 59 samples are out and nine have been found substandard.

“The samples which have failed the test have low content of isopropyl alcohol or ethanol,” said Ashok Kumar Meena, Commissioner, FDA.

“We will launch prosecution against nine brands under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Some of these firms are based in the state,” he said.

He pointed out that no sample contained methanol. The FDA had so far got eight FIRs registered for the sale of spurious and overpriced hand sanitisers.

On Health Minister Anil Vij’s directions, the samples were collected from across the state.

from The Tribune

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