Paracetamol tablets recalled attributable to potential fungal contamination


M&A Pharmachem is recalling particular batches of 500mg 1 x 1,000 paracetamol tablets as a precautionary measure as a result of a small variety of pots from some batches have been discovered to comprise discoloured tablets attributable to fungal contamination.

The fungus that has been present in a lot of batches of the paracetamol tablets has been recognized as Penicillium citrinum. It’s unlikely that any affected tablets can have bought to affected person stage because the discolouration is noticeable on opening affected packs, UK Medication and Healthcare Merchandise Regulatory Company (MHRA) has mentioned.

The total product info, together with related batch numbers and expiry dates of the affected merchandise, might be discovered on the UK authorities web site.

The MHRA has mentioned to cease the provision of the batches affected instantly. It has additionally suggested that each one remaining inventory is quarantined and returned to the provider utilizing the provider’s authorized course of.

It has additionally been suggested that this alert is dropped at the eye of related contacts by a replica of the letter discovered on the recall notification. NHS Regional groups are requested to ahead this letter to related clinics, basic practitioners and group pharmacists.


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