M & A Pharmachem is recalling certain batches of paracetamol 500mg tablets. A small number of pots from each batch have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination.
The fungi have been identified as Penicillium citrinium and Penicillium brevicompactum. It is unlikely that any affected tablets will have got to patient level as the discolouration is noticeable on opening affected packs.
Further information, details of the affected batches and advice for healthcare professionals can be found on the MHRA website.