Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pascual Laboratories Voluntarily Recalled Calchew Chocolate Flavor

Pascual Laboratories recalled their CalchewsTM Chocolate Flavor. CalchewsTM is a calcium supplement fortified with Vitamin D3 in the form of chewy candy and variants of two flavors, rich chocolate and creamy caramel. As notified for FDA Philippines, Pascual Laboratories voluntarily recalled this specific product due to contamination of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella infections that can cause illnesses to any individual contracted with them.  Lot Nos 382BWA & 382BWB with Expiry Date: 8/2014 of CalchewsTM Chocolate Flavor are been specifically recalled. Pascual Lab has been conducting its investigation to identify and determine the origin of the contamination.

In line with this FDA is advising the community to be informed and vigilant. FDA Philippines has provided a strict procedure to follow to achieve full recall and compliance, as it follows:

  • Consumers who have purchased said products are advised not to consume the affected CALCHEWS and to return the same tos Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corporation located at 10/F ETON Cyberpod 1, Centris Bldg., Edsa corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. Consumers may contact Chiko Lara, Corporate Communication Manager at 0917727 1710 or Mr. James F. Yaranon Pharmacovigilance Officer at 0917727 1304 and email address jfyaranon@pascuallab-pharma.com.
  • Persons who think they may have become ill from taking the affected calchews are advised to consult their health care providers.
  •  Concerned FDROs are instructed to immediately identify the affected establishments and conduct outright monitoring, and if possible, assess and coordinate with affected establishments to prevent distribution of products, the quality or safety of which have been compromised.