Friday, April 06, 2012

N.Y. Company Was Not Testing Sterile Wipes, Says FDA

There's news that a New York company failed to do what the FDA requires, and ultimately nonsterile pads made their way into the marketplace.

Professional Disposables Incorporated of Orangeburg, NY., failed to ensure equipment cleanliness, train employees and investigate complaints during inspections last summer and fall. Some of the same problems surfaced at the plant going back six years, or so says the FDA

The company recalled 300 million nonsterile alcohol pads in September after Bacillus cereus was found on its products. The company, which is no longer making nonsterile wipes, later received complaints of the bacterium on its sterile wipes, according to the FDA reports.