San Jose, Costa Rica On August 5, 2019 The Ministry of Health posted an update to the ongoing tragedy of deaths from methanol poisoning. In late June and early July, the Ministry began receiving reports of methanol poisonings from numerous locations throughout the country. The Ministry immediately acted and launched investigations into the reported deaths.…

Uttar Pradesh, India – May 31, 2019 Only 3 months after one of the largest mass liquor poisoning in the northern state of Utter Pradesh, authorities in India are investigating a new wave of similar deaths. Authorities are unable to provide exact numbers with victims from numerous towns attended to at several local hospitals and…

February 23, 2019 – Assam, India Hospitals throughout Assam are reporting that over 100 people have died from poison hooch in the northeastern India state of Assam. Meanwhile local media and government officials are stating that over 300 have been either hospitalized or are being treated for the effects of this poisoned alcohol. These reports…

Manila, Philippines The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised citizens to consume only registered, certified Lambanóg from legal licensed distillers. The agency has documented 44 cases of methanol poisoning traced to Lambanóg since May. Among the 44 cases, 21 victims have died from methanol poisoning associated with Lambanóg. At the urging of licensed distillers,…

October 1, 2018 – Tehran, Iran On September 29, 2018, Iran Front Page, an English language online news source from Iran, reported that a rash of dodgy booze consumption had led to the death of 27 people across a wide swath of Iranian provinces. Along with the 27 confirmed dead at the time of the…

August 9, 2018 – Athens, Greece On August 8, 2018 the tourism board of Greece announced a concerted effort using police officers accompanied by scientists to root out the use of industrial methanol alcohol in making drinks for tourists. Reacting to the recently reported case of 17 teenagers who were treated for methanol alcohol poisoning…

August 8, 2018 – Zakynthos, Greece Alcohol destined to be served in the bars on Zakynthos was confiscated by police for testing. The Police seized approximately 300 liters of alcohol in hand labeled 5-liter plastic bottles. The simple printed stick on labels applied to the plastic containers included the words, gin, vodka, rum and other…