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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Agent Cool Blue not so cool as 4 million bottles get recalled

Because of contamination by microorganisms. all lots of Glacier Mint and Bubble Blast flavors of Listerine Agent Cool Blue plaque-detecting rinse sold or distributed since the product's launch last year are being recalled effecting some 4 million bottles of product.

Fortunately this product recall does not affect any other Listerine products and it is likely that the alcohol contained in conventional Listerine products may have thwarted these contaminates.

Despite the use of preservatives in Agent Cool Blue, McNeil-PPC Inc said product testing showed contamination by microorganisms but added that the risk of illness after consuming the product is low, except for any individuals with weakened or suppressed immune systems. So far there has not been any report of consumer health problems.

If you have any of the products, return the product for a full refund. For further information check out the Agent Cool Blue web site or call (888) 222-0249.

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  • At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Contract Packaging said…

    Food safety has always been a big issue with packagers... but with the terrorist act and problems with rice in Japan and chemicals in food produced in China it is even more in the forefront. Simple and inexpensive checks can avoid most of these issues. There really is no reason for these recalls.

  • At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Priority Metrics Group said…

    There have been numerous advances in packaging technologies in recent years that can guard against contamination and detect spoilage. With the value of many of today's brands, I think you will see more use of this type of packaging.


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