Health Care & Safety

FDA Dangerous Hand Sanitizer List Now Tops 75 Products
July 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

The FDA has added to its list of potentially harmful hand sanitizer products, bringing the list to a new total of 75 products potentially containing methanol. The list still only includes products manufactured in Mexico, and the FDA has implemented an import alert on Friday for some products, in addition to the recalls and recommended recalls...

Los Angeles Apparel Remains Shut Down After 300 COVID-19 Cases and 4 Deaths
July 13, 2020 at 11:43 am

Los Angeles County health officials have ordered Los Angeles Apparel to remain shut down after more than 300 employees tested positive for COVID-19 and four died over the last month. County officials started investigating Los Angeles Apparel on June 19, after three workers from the plant died and a “concerned health care provider” tipped off authorities...

FDA Expands List of Dangerous Hand Sanitizer Products to 50
July 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm

In mid-June, the FDA listed nine hand sanitizer products from the Mexican company Eskbiochem SA de CV as harmful to consumers, then added five more this week. It also announced that 14 hand sanitizers manufactured in Mexico contain the toxic chemical methanol. The list includes..

America's PPE Supply Is Running Short, Again
July 9, 2020 at 10:49 am

In the early weeks and months of the pandemic, PPE shortages were a major concern. Eventually, supply caught up as industries mobilized to ramp up PPE production and infection rates began falling in the hardest-hit areas of the country. Stockpiles stabilized. The PPE shortage appeared to be behind us. That may no longer be the case...

Hanesbrands Completes Production of More Than 450 Million Face Masks in Three Months
July 7, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has reportedly completed its planned production and distribution of more than 450 million cotton face coverings as part of a contract with the U.S. government. In March, Hanes first started using its facilities to make face masks. At its peak of production, the company was producing about 40 million per week...