A man has been charged with contaminating tablets of Nurofen Plus, which were recalled by manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser last month.

Christopher McGuire, from London, was charged with one count of contaminating goods and two of administering a noxious substance before Westminster Magistrates, reports BBC news.

Four of packs of painkiller Nurofen Plus, sold over the counter in the UK were found to contain AstraZenca’s Seroquel XL antipsychotic drugs in August.

A pack containing prescription medicine for epilepsy, Pfizer’s Neurontin, in 100mg capsules, was also discovered in Northern Ireland.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency began investigations immediately into how the drugs came into contact with Nurofen Plus.

AstraZenca said in a statement in August, "Seroquel XL tablets and Nurofen are made by two different companies [AstraZeneca and Reckitt Benckiser] and are not manufactured or packaged in the same factory. Manufacturing errors by Reckitt Benckiser and AstraZeneca are not considered to be part of the cause at this stage."

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