FDA Recalls Eye Drops Made at India Factory Where Workers Go Barefoot


Multiple eye drops have been recalled after a report divulged “insanitary conditions” at a factory in Mumbai, India.

The New York Post reported Friday that officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled 27 eye drops at several retailers.

FDA recalls another 27 eye drops made in ‘insanitary’ plant where operators work barefoot https://t.co/D1iuLvrmaQ pic.twitter.com/fO1RqSGgpJ

— New York Post (@nypost) November 17, 2023

The products were on shelves at CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and Walmart. The outlet continued:

Kilitch Healthcare India Limited voluntarily recalled lots of eye products with expiration dates ranging from November 2023 to September 2025 after visiting the pharma giant’s Mumbai plant last month and publishing a report that said personnel at the manufacturing site “were working barefoot.”

In another instance, sterile bottles fell onto the non-sterile conveyor belt, and “bottles were permitted to remain on the line for filling despite falling over where the top of the bottle came in contact with the conveyor,” the report said.

Inspectors also reportedly found the facility had cracked floors.

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