J&J blames massive recalls on lax cleaning procedures

Reuters (1/14, Berkrot) reported that Johnson & Johnson has faulted the massive recalls at its McNeil manufacturing plant in Fort Washington, PA, on a series of problems, including lax cleaning procedures and poor documentation. An investigation by the company also found one product with an incorrect label, according to J&J. Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, said Issa was investigating ways to ensure the US Food and Drug Administration could avoid “unnecessary bureaucratic overlap and confusion” that might led to similar situations.