Proctor and Gamble found the bacteria on a routine quality control internal inspection. This is nice for a change instead of the type of stories we have heard of late with outside agencies seeming to be the watchdogs finding issues. BD
CINCINNATI, Nov. 19, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) announced today it is voluntarily recalling three lots of its Vicks Sinex nasal spray in three countries: the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The company said it is taking this precautionary step after finding the bacteria B. cepacia in a small amount of product made at its plant in Gross Gerau, Germany. There have been no reports of illness. However, the bacteria could cause serious infections for individuals with a compromised immune system, or those with chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis. B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy individuals.