Class 2 Recall on Paracetamol 500mg (1000s) M&A Pharma

Class 2 Recall on Paracetamol 500mg (1000s) M&A Pharma

M & A Pharmachem is recalling the above batches as a precautionary measure, because a small number of pots from some batches have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination. The fungus has been identified as Penicillium citrinum. It is unlikely that any affected tablets will have got to patient level as the discolouration is noticeable on opening affected packs.

Please visit the: MHRA website for more details on this drug alert.

The affected products' details are as follows:

PIP Code Product Description Supplier Affected Batch

For enquiries relating to stock returns please contact Pauline Caddick, Responsible Person: pcaddick@mapharmachem.co.uk

For Medical information enquiries, please contact Cristina Parau, Pharmacovigilance Manager: email cparau@mapharmachem.co.uk

Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts.


Please return all affected stock to your original supplier for credit. Unfortunately we can only accept stock purchased from us (Alliance Healthcare Distribution Limited). Any other stock will be returned to your stores/Pharmacies.

If you have any questions, then please contact your local Service Centre Customer Services team.