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.
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.
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.