Health Canada recalls hand sanitizer from Manitoba distillery – Winnipeg


A hand sanitizer from a Manitoba distillery has been recalled by Health Canada after the federal agency discovered the company was using unauthorized technical grade ethanol.The hand sanitizer from 204 Spirits Inc. is one of a dozen hand sanitizers containing technical grade ethanol that the federal agency has recalled. The product was added to the list on Friday.

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The product – 204 Hand Sanitizer – is not authorized for sale in Canada, Health Canada said in its advisory.

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The federal agency temporarily cleared the use of technical-grade ethanol – a less pure grade than pharmaceutical or food-grade ethanol – in hand sanitizers amid a shortage of purer products in peak April. of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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However, manufacturers must source technical grade ethanol from a list of suppliers authorized by Health Canada and receive a letter of approval from the federal agency to produce alcohol-based disinfectants.

Health Canada said 204 Spirits Inc. had not done so.

The federal agency has advised Canadians to stop using the product and contact a health care provider if they have used it and now have health problems.

The Vodka and Gin Distillery, located in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, has added hand sanitizer to its product line during the pandemic.

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