No, I asked for ANTI-microbial soap

A few weeks ago a batch of widely-used anti-microbial hand soap needed to be recalled due to dangerous bacterial contamination.

Oh dear.

Health Canada’s recommendation was to “not use [the contaminated product] or any other antimicrobial foaming hand soap that you cannot identify from a dispenser” [emphasis mine]. Which created a bit of a conundrum: if you couldn’t identify the product in a dispenser, was it safer to not wash your hands?