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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

FDA Finds Dust And Contaminated Ingredients at Johnson & Johnson Plant, Where Recalled Childrens Medications Were Made.

 "Consumers should not use these products," Deborah Autor, director of the Office of Compliance at FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research told reporters in a conference call, even though the chance of getting sick from the recalled products (Johnson And Johnson Recalls Infant Tylenol, Mocrin And Zyrtec Medications) was "remote."A Food and Drug Administration report released on Tuesday said its inspectors found thick dust and grime covering certain equipment, a hole in the ceiling and duct tape-covered pipes at the Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, facility that made 40 products recalled last Friday.
Inspectors also found raw ingredients contaminated by an unspecified bacteria, a lack of quality control procedures and poor handling of complaints, according to the report dated April 30.
The findings were a further blow to J&J's reputation, as the FDA later on Tuesday urged parents to choose private label alternatives for the over-the-counter medications and said it was weighing possible further regulatory action.

Via Reuters.

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