UK- Northern Ireland – Own-brand children’s cough syrups from Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug and Wilko urgently recalled – Moulds

Belfast Live

A healthcare manufacturer – which makes medicines for several supermarkets and high street retailers – is recalling 15 batches of its children’s glycerine and blackcurrant cough syrups.

Bell, Sons & Co is pulling own-brand cough syrups from Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug and Wilko due to reports of mould.

Up to four batches are being recalled from Asda, two from Superdrug and three from Tesco stores.

A statement on the Government’s, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, website reads: “Penicillium brevicompactum and Penicillium corylophilum can produce mycotoxins. Reactions to these mycotoxins are rare in reported literature but there is a low risk they could induce non-specific toxin reactions that could include rashes, breathing difficulties and Gastro-Intestinal (GI) symptoms.

Uk Gov

Bell, Sons & Co (Bells) is recalling 15 batches of the cough syrups listed above to patient-level as a precautionary measure due to a small number of reports of mould.

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