News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


5th Recall & Destruction Notice Issued for Pan

Fifth Recall and Destruction Notice Issued for Pan Products

The Minister for Food Safety Minister Annette King is ordering a fifth recall in New Zealand of products manufactured by Australian company Pan Pharmaceuticals Ltd. There has also been a partial revocation of earlier recalls based on better information received from companies involved. Directions for the destruction of recalled product will also be published tomorrow.

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority has prepared these notices for publication and continues to advise people to stop taking the products being recalled and to either dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

This latest recall contains a number of products manufactured by Pan Pharmaceuticals and stems from the receipt of further information from the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.

The directions for destruction are based on serious problems with Pan manufactured products that have led to concerns about their safety. Expert advice has concurred with the safety concerns and with the impossibility of separately identifying those products that might be safe, from those that are unsafe. Destruction is considered the only appropriate course in order to ensure the continued maintenance of consumer safety.

Policy and Regulatory Standards Director Carole Inkster said it was hoped this would now bring the matter to finality.

“The Pan Pharmaceuticals recall has been the largest in Australasian history and has been extremely difficult for all involved. We are grateful for the co-operation we have had from people and hopeful that this is now the final action necessary,” Ms Inkster said.

The notice listing this batch of recalled products, the revoked products and the directions for destruction will be published in some daily newspapers tomorrow. It is also available on our website or by calling the helpline on 0800 693 721. Hours for the helpline are 8.00 am till 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news