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November 8, 2001

Ross Products Division Recalls NutraBalance Thickened Dairy, 2% Milk Fortified with Vitamins A&D

Columbus, OH  (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Inc. is recalling NutraBalance Thickened Dairy, 2% Milk Fortified with Vitamins A&D, Nectar-Like Product, packed in 8-oz and 1-liter size Tetra-brik carton/containers, 27/8-oz containers per case and 12/1-liter containers per case.

This is the first public notice of this Class llI recall issued by the FDA.

RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT AND CODE:
F-030-2, NutraBalance Thickened Dairy, 2% Milk Fortified with Vitamins A&D, Nectar-Like Product, packed in 8-oz and 1-liter size Tetra-brik carton/containers, 27/8-oz containers per case and 12/1-liter containers per case.

Codes:
1 liter Tetra Brik - 12 ct case: SYSCO Item #4960746; Ross
Item
#55989 - Batch Numbers: 770236M00, 770236M10, 790386M10, 790386M20, and 790406M00. 8 fl. oz. Tetra Brik - 27 ct case: SYSCO Item #4960753; Ross Item
#55993 - Batch Numbers: 770246M00, 770246M10, 770256M00, 770256M10, 770256M20, 790386M00, 790386M10, and 790396M00.

REASON:
Misbranded. The label states zero mg potassium per serving; the product actually contains 370mg potassium per serving.

MANUFACTURER:
Savannah Manufacturing/Abbott Hospital Products N. Chicago, IL

RECALLED BY:
Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Inc. Columbus, OH, by telephone, on 9/28/2001

FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Ongoing

DISTRIBUTION:
Nationwide

QUANTITY:
5,334 cases total (4,366 cases of 8oz; 968 cases of 1-liter)
.

 
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