Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

A DERMATOLOGICALLY aware bank man­ager in the UK failed to con­front a masked rob­ber while he was stand­ing in line be­cause she feared he had a skin con­di­tion and didn’t want to cause of­fence.

Lon­don’s Daily Tele­graph re­ports the thief had re­mained silently in a queue in a Durham bank for 15 min­utes while wear­ing blue la­tex gloves, a hood and a face­mask.

The bank’s man­ager had ap­proached him and asked if she could as­sist, but he had replied “no” and con­tin­ued to wait.

It was only when served that the man said he had an acid bomb, and forced the cashier to place £370 in his bag.

When asked why the bank had al­lowed the man to re­main in the queue, Pros­e­cu­tor Jane Waugh told a UK court the man­ager was con­cerned the man might have had a skin con­di­tion and didn’t want to upset him.

De­spite the bank’s con­cern for his health, the thief was jailed. THE US Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion is tak­ing its role se­ri­ously this fes­tive sea­son, is­su­ing a con­sumer up­date warn­ing peo­ple to make sure glit­ter is ed­i­ble be­fore they eat it.

The of­fi­cial guide­lines aim to help bak­ers de­ter­mine ex­actly which types of the sparkly stuff can be sprin­kled onto cup­cakes, and which are bet­ter left for craft.

Ed­i­ble glit­ter is re­quired to in­clude a list of in­gre­di­ents such as sugar, gum ara­bic, corn starch and colour­ing, and should be clearly la­belled as such.

How­ever phrases on pack­ets such as “non-toxic” do not in­di­cate it is ed­i­ble, the FDA said.

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