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M & A Pharmachem paracetamol recall

Fungal contamination identified

June 14th 2019

Tagged: MHRA alert

By Ailsa Colquhoun

M & A Pharmachem is recalling two batches of 1×1000 paracetamol tablets, because a small number of pots from each batch have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination

The affected batches are:

Batch number Expiry Date Pack size First distributed
0110 June 2023 1 x 1000 6 September 2018
0174 October 2023 1 x 1000 14 March 2019

The fungi have been identified as Penicillium citrinium and Penicillium brevicompactum. It is unlikely that any affected tablets will have got to patient level as the discolouration is noticeable on opening affected packs.

Dispensers are asked to quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier.

For stock enquiries, please contact Pauline Caddick, responsible person at MA Pharmachem, and for medical information enquiries, please contact Cristina Parau, pharmacovigilance manager.

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