J & J faults cleaning procedures in massive recalls
Johnson & Johnson announced that it was recalling nearly 50 million more bottles and packages of consumer medicines because of the fault in lax cleaning procedures and other problems at a manufacturing plant behind massive recalls of medicines like Tylenol. Because of the repeated recalls which totals nearly 200 million bottles in the last year the reputation of the healthcare company has been tarnished. The company could face criminal charges form the U.S Department of Justice. Johnson & Johnson said that it is now recalling bottles and packages of various kinds of Benadryl, Rolaids, Tylenol and other consumer products. The company said that there will be review of records of products made by the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Unit before 2007 after the recall is over. Most of the recalled medicines which are being sold in the country are produced by the McNeil consumer healthcare unit. The company has identified some of the area which is having only the cleaning problem and minor labeling irregularity. The company said that there are some insufficient equipment cleaning procedures and instances which have been found by the investigation team where people failed to adequately document cleaning at McNeil’s Fort Washington, Pa. Plant. The company has suspended the production there from the last year to address the quality control lapses. One product with a label that did not include all the information which is required by regulators has been found by the McNeil. The recent recall of the products includes these issues which will harm the quality of the product. Nearly 43 million bottles of Tylenol 8 hour, Tylenol arthritis pain, Tylenol Upper Respiratory, Benadryl, Sudafed PE and Sinutab has been recalled by the company and nearly 4 million bottles, rolls and packages of Rolaids have been recalled. People found some wood and metal bits in the Soft chews Rolaids tablets which were produced by an outside manufacturer which was actually recalled by the company.
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