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Posted September 04, 2020

Beware of Hand Sanitizers Packaged in Food and Drink Containers

On August 27, 2020, the FDA warned consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are packaged in containers that look like food and drink packages. Some hand sanitizers are packaged in beer cans, children's food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles, and some contain food flavors like chocolate or raspberry. For example, the FDA received a report that a consumer purchased a bottle they thought to be drinking water but was actually hand sanitizer. In a second instance, a retailer reported to the FDA that a hand sanitizer product marketed with cartoons for children was packaged in a pouch that resembles a snack.

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