Bacteria Found In Recalled Tylenol

May 8th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
tylenolWashington, May 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) FDA has declared the Tylenol ingredients to be contaminated with bacteria. Reportedly, these are the test results which were performed upon all the Tylenol and other children cold medicines that were recalled in the last week by McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Reportedly, McNeil Consumer Healthcare went ahead to recall a total of 40 products that included childrens’ cold and allergy medicines like Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin, Zyrtec and Tylenol Plus. Following the verdict of FDA the company had pulled down the shutters for the Fort Washington plant which is said to be the base ground from where the contaminated products were manufactured.

Deborah M. Autor, who happens to be the director of FDA’s Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told the media that they have been discussing the issue both with McNeil Consumer Healthcare as well as its mother company Johnson and Johnson. The FDA director also said that up till now there has been over 46 complaints for the products that were shipped over to the foreign countries.

Although the nature or the origin of the bacteria is yet to be known, the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, Michael A. Chappell, told the media that parents have been advised not to go ahead and use the medicine under any circumstances. The very decision to stop the manufacturing plant has also received the stamp of approval from Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, the FDA commissioner. It was said that FDA shall keep an eye on the lab reports which are still trying to figure out the type of bacteria that has been contaminating the ingredients of the medicines.

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