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FDA adds 46 hand sanitizers to list of ‘toxic’ products positive for methanol – Fox News

The Food and Drug Administration is warning that dozens of hand sanitizers should be avoided after they tested positive for the toxic substance methanol.

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning that dozens of hand sanitizers should be avoided after they tested positive for the toxic substance methanol.
The agency issued the alert July 2 while warning about the effects of methanol, which can cause servere side effects when absorbed through the skin. In total, the FDA has added 46 hand sanitizer brands to its list of toxic products.
“The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death,” the agency said in a statement.
Consumers who have been exposed to the substance while using hand sanitizer should seek treatment to reverse its effects, the FDA said. Exposure can result in vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, blindness, seizures, nausea, permanent damage to the nervous system and even death.
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The agency said it has seen a spike in hand sanitizer products claiming to contain ethanol, but have tested positive for methanol. The FDA announced last month that nine hand sanitizer products should be avoided because of the possible presence of the substance.
The FDAs list contains 59 toxic products, some of which have been recalled. All appeared to have been made in Mexico.

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UK employment sees largest quarterly fall in a decade – CNBC

The decrease in employment in the U.K. between April and June was the largest quarterly fall since 2009, according to official data.

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Employment in the U.K. has seen its largest quarterly fall in over a decade, according to official data published Tuesday.
The Office for National Statistics said estimates show 32.92 million people were in employment between April and June, 113,000 more than a year before, but 220,000 fewer than the previous quarter.
This decrease in employment, which affected both men and women, was the largest quarterly fall since May to July 2009.
Data for July showed that the number of employees on payro…

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Hungry Jack’s closes Ballarat CBD, Wendouree stores after staff member tests positive to COVID-19 – ABC News

Fast food giant Hungry Jack’s closes two stores in the regional Victorian city after a staff member tests positive.

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Fast food giant Hungry Jack’s has closed two stores in the regional Victorian city Ballarat and workers have gone into quarantine after a staff member tested positive to COVID-19.
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  • Staff member at Hungry Jack’s in Ballarat tests positive to COVID-19
  • Two stores have closed as a result in Ballarat
  • Union says the fast food chain needs to provide more information

In a statement, the retailer said it had temporarily closed its Ballarat CBD and Wendoure…

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New A2 Milk CEO must buy before selling – The Australian Financial Review

A2 Milk’s last chief executive took some by surprise when she unexpectedly sold shares. Now they’ve named a replacement, the company is making sure that mistake won’t be repeated.

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He will receive a base salary of $1.75 million, including superannuation, and may receive a short-term incentive payment of 120 per cent of his fixed base salary in his first year, though performance objectives have yet to be determined.
On an annual basis, he will be able to take up performance rights under the long-term incentive plan equivalent to 160 per cent of his fixed remuneration. These will vest over three years, with conditions to be determined. Mr Bortolussi will receive an addition…

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