On January 26, 2021, in a press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an import alert on all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico. These hand sanitizers are subject to heightened FDA scrutiny to confirm they were manufactured according to current requirements. FDA cites an increase in sanitizers from Mexico testing positive for methanol contamination as a driving factor for the import alert.
FDA also published industry guidance for testing methanol levels in alcohol. This guidance can be found here:
The press release can be found here: