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NEWS | April 11, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline recalls alli products due to tampering

59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron

The Defense Commissary Agency has reported that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is recalling all alli® weight loss products because some were tampered with, according to a letter from the company March 26.

GSK found that some of the products purchased had a bottle that was similar in both color and size as the alli® product but did not have a bottle label and may or may not have had an authentic tamper evident seal. In some bottles, the alli® product had been removed and an unknown product was placed inside.

Tampered products have been sold in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas.

The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall notice to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Va. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately remoed from store shelves.

"We have confirmed that DeCA only carries two of the products," Wicker said. "Customers should still be very vigilant about their products."

The following recalled products have been pulled from commissary shelves:
· Diet Starter Pack - GTIN: 00353100468004, UPC Code: 353100468000
· Diet Supply Refill Pack - GTIN: 00353100469254, UPC Code: 353100469250

Commissary customers can return recalled products to the store of purchase for a full refund.

For the latest food safety alerts and product recalls affecting military commissaries, visit and click on the "Food & Product Recalls" box on the front page. For general food safety information, visit the website, choose the "News & Info" tab and select "Food Safety" from the drop-down box.

(Source: Defense Commissary Agency)