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…