14 sanitiser samples fail test, violators booked: FDA Haryana

State Drug Controller Narendra Ahooja today presented a report to Health Minister Anil Vij, who ordered stern action against the violators.

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Fourteen hand sanitiser samples, of the 248 taken by the Haryana Food and Drug Administration for checking, have failed quality tests with five containing toxic methanol.

The exposure to methanol can cause blindness, nausea, seizures, coma, permanent damage to nervous system and even death, say experts.

State Drug Controller Narendra Ahooja today presented a report to Health Minister Anil Vij, who ordered stern action against the violators.

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Ahooja said an FIR had been registered in Hisar against Saurabh Kumar as two of the samples from his shop had methanol. Another FIR has been registered against Kishore Kumar of Kaithal, whose three samples contained methanol. The accused was manufacturing the sanitisers by mixing ingredients.

Nine samples of M/s Global Bottlers Private Limited of Karnal also failed quality test. The FDA also got seven more FIRs lodged against firms and individuals.

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