Coronavirus: MOH calls for ban of two brands of hand sanitizer in Oman

21 Mar 2020
POSTED BY Ashlee Starratt

Oman’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that it will be pulling two brands of hand sanitizer from shelves in Oman after a manufacturer recall due to overly-high percentages of methanol in both products.

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The first brand that has undergone a recall is First Hand Sanitizing Gel manufactured by Rayat Al Bayan Factory for Medical Sterilizers and Disinfectants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The second recalled brand is Shield Hand Sanitizing Gel, manufactured by Bon Pharmaceutical Industries, also in Saudi Arabia.

The MOH advises the public to refrain from purchasing these two products as they are no longer registered as approved by the Ministry.

(Also read: Julphar pharmaceuticals all set to re-enter Oman.)

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