In a letter released last Tuesday, U.S. regulators claimed Procter & Gamble failed to sufficiently address manufacturing and contamination problems at a plant in Puerto Rico that produces over-the-counter drugs, as well as Olay cosmetics. Procter & Gamble has since said none of the issues compromised the safety of products manufactured at its plant in Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Inspections last year found many of the products had been prepared, packaged, or held under unsanitary conditions. This could cause the products to become contaminated with filth or otherwise be made injurious to consumers’ health. One inspection showed the machines that made the over-the-counter drugs were contaminated. Products manufactured at the plant include, Vicks Sinex nasal spray, along with skin and hair care products like Olay Total Effects Revitalizing Daily Foam and Olay Moisture Foaming Face Wash.
While the FDA asked Procter & Gamble to correct the problem and prevent this from happening again, Procter & Gamble insists it is confident in the products it places out in the marketplace. It claims its products are safe because they undergo extensive tests before being released for public consumption.