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June 6, 2000

Daily Vitamins Recalled for Contamination

Amityville, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Hi-Tech Pharmacal Company, Inc. is recalling certain Rugby Daily Vitamins and H-T Dalyvite Liquid, in 8 and 16-ounce bottles , because the products are contaminated with yeast.

Lot number appearing on both labels is 910624 EXP 12/01. Product number specific to the Rugby label is 602-0412. The Hi-Tech label erroneously lists NDC #50383-624-16, This is not a drug.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Company, Inc., Amityville, New York.

Recalled by
Manufacturer, by telephone on March 8, 2000, followed by letter sent on March 9, 2000.

The Hi-Tech labeled product was distributed to the following states: Maine, Indiana, New York, California, North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio, Alabama, Missouri, Connecticut, Florida, Washington State, Oregon, Utah, Puerto Rico. The Rugby labeled product was distributed to Alabama only.

16,857 bottles were distributed; firm estimated that 60 percent of the product remained on the market at time of recall initiation.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by the company, by telephone on March 8, 2000, followed by letter sent on March 9, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #f-472-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 6, 2000.

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