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Suspect lens solution still in use

August 05, 2007|From Times Wire Services

The Food and Drug Administration said it was concerned that consumers were still using a contact lens solution made by Advanced Medical Optics Inc. of Santa Ana that was recalled earlier this year.

Regulators said several new cases of the potentially deadly infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis, linked to the product, had been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Complete MoisturePlus Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution was recalled in May because of links to the infection, which is caused by a parasite.

The CDC this year identified more than 20 cases of the infection in people who used the solution. The FDA reiterated its warning that people who wear soft contact lenses should stop using the solution and throw away any partially used bottles.

* Whole Foods Market Inc. of Austin, Texas, is recalling its 365 Organic Everyday Value Swiss dark chocolate bars because they may contain almonds, which can cause a severe or life-threatening reaction in people who are allergic to the nuts. The recalled chocolate bars have a wrapper code that begins with L71423, followed by a four-digit time stamp between the times of 11:33 and 12:15. Consumers who have bought the chocolate bars can return them to Whole Foods Market for a full refund. For more information, call (512) 542-0656.

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