Another recent headline: Iodine, Alcohol Prep Pads in Kits Recalled. Guess why.
Bacterial Contamination! Add this to the list of food and pharmaceutical recalls that have taken place over the past several years due to chemical, bacterial, and particulate contamination. In today’s mass manufacturing environment, it isn’t suprising that these recalls occur, but bacterial contamination of antibacterial materials stands out. Imagine the fallout if a production lot of hand sanitizer became contaminated! This is yet another reason for common sense prevention-hand washing with regular soap and water, sterile technique in hospitals, and judicious use of antimicrobials.