On July 2, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public warning regarding an increase in hand sanitizer products found to contain methanol but labeled as containing ethanol or isopropanol. Read more to learn about safety and efficacy issues with hand sanitizers currently on the market.
January 1, 2020 marks the compliance deadline of new FDA nutritional labeling requirements for companies with more than $10 million in annual food sales. While smaller companies have an additional year to comply, all imported foods must also meet these requirements.
In 2016, first lady Michelle Obama lead the reform to update the nutrition facts label displayed on packaged foods in an attempt to provide greater transparency to consumers. Following a 1 year delay, the FDA has now reaffirmed its commitment to these changes, extending the enforcement deadline.