Bharat Biotech starts voluntary recall of rabies vaccine after batch theft

Company had tested the batch and released it, but part of it was stolen, for which cold chain storage integrity was unknown. Decision made to recall the entire batch

Sohini Das Mumbai
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Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Monday said it has initiated a voluntary recall for a batch of its anti-rabies vaccine Chirorab.
"We have issued a voluntary product recall of a specific batch of Chirorab with batch number 4188. This action was initiated due to the theft of Chirorab from the shipping services provider in Karnataka," the company said in a statement. It added that the company had tested batch No. 4188 and released it, but part of the shipment was stolen, for which cold chain storage conditions are unknown. The action to recall the entire batch has been initiated.
"We are undertaking this voluntary action in accordance with the Principle of Abundant Precaution, keeping patient safety and the public interest in mind," it said.

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First Published: Jan 23 2023 | 7:21 PM IST

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