Create a free Manufacturing.net account to continue

FDA Seizes $6 Million In Products From Triad

FDA said antiseptic products made by Triad Group and H&P Industries were seized to prevent the distribution of products that might be contaminated and pose a health risk.

HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that antiseptic products made by Triad Group and H&P Industries were seized to prevent the distribution of products that might be contaminated and pose a health risk.

At the FDA's request, U.S. Marshals have seized more than $6 million worth of products from Triad's facility in Hartland, Wis. The products included antiseptic products, cough and cold products, nasal sprays, suppositories, medicated wipes, antifungal creams, hemorrhoidal wipes, raw materials among other items. The Triad products were widely used in medical facilities around the country, and were also available for sale to the public under a variety of product names at Safeway, City Market and Walgreen's chain stores.

Triad Group and H&P Industries are owned and managed by the same parties. Triad confirmed that the seizure began on Monday and that it has halted production.

Since December, H&P Industries has initiated three voluntary product recalls due to various types of bacterial contamination found in the products, the FDA said. The agency's most recent inspection found multiple violations, including continuing problems with the air handling system and quality control failures.

"We took this action to stop Triad from continuing to distribute products, which may pose a risk to public health," said Dara Corrigan, FDA associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, in a statement.

The move follows the "the continued failure" of the companies to comply with the FDA's current good manufacturing practice regulations, the agency said.
More in Operations