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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
September 16, 1998

PRODUCT
Alenic Alka Antacid, (Aluminum Hydroxide 95 mg/Magnesium Carbonate, Anhydrous 358 mg) Tablespoon, in 12 fluid ounce plastic bottles, OTC product used for the relief of heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and upset stomach. Recall #D-237-8.

CODE
Lot #70642.

MANUFACTURER
RIJ Pharmaceutical Company, Middelton, New York.

RECALLED BY
Rugby Laboratories, Inc., Norcross, Georgia (distributor), by letter on April 20, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
4,800 bottles were distributed.

REASON
Microbial contamination.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.