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Fourth Recall of Pan Products


8 May 2003

Fourth Recall of Pan Products


The Minister for Food Safety Minister Annette King is ordering a fourth recall in New Zealand of products manufactured by Australian company Pan Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority has prepared for publication a fourth recall notice and is advising people to stop taking the products being recalled and to either dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

This latest recall contains 185 products manufactured by Pan Pharmaceuticals and stems from a further recall in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. NZFSA has compared the TGA’s latest list, which it compiled from further information supplied by sponsors, with what has so far been recalled in New Zealand to ascertain what further products needed to be recalled. The result is this latest recall of 185 products.

Policy and Regulatory Standards Director Carole Inkster said it was hoped this would be the last recall.

“We have now effectively recalled all the products that Australia has recalled. We will, however, act on any further information that comes to hand either from Australia or New Zealand,” Ms Inkster said.

The notice listing this batch of recalled products will be published in some daily newspapers on Saturday. It is also available on our website www.nzfsa.govt.nz or by calling the helpline on 0800 693 721.

The full list of recalled products is available on our website.

Since last Thursday the NZFSA has received about 6000 calls to our helpline from people concerned about products they may have been taking. Thousands of people have also visited our website and we are also responding to inquiries through that. Our helpline 0800 NZFSA1 (0800 693 721) will be open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week until further notice.”


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