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14 Alabama Family Dollar stores are part of an FDA ordered product recall

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The Family Dollar store chain says customers at fourteen of its stores in Alabama should contact the company over possibly contaminated consumer products. Five stores in Tuscaloosa, as well as outlets in Moundville, Linden, Brookwood, Aliceville, Eutaw, Livingston, Sulligent, Vernon and York are part of the alert.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Family Dollar stores in six states may have received products from a distribution center in West Memphis, Arkansas that were contaminated by a rodent infestation. The agency warning includes items purchased since January of 2021, such as food, cosmetics, vitamins and dietary supplements, over-the-counter medications, surgical masks, feminine hygiene products, and contact lens cleaning solutions, among others. The FDA is asking Family Dollar customers to contact the company if they’ve purchased any of these products. The agency also recommends discarding any medical items immediately the FDA is working with the store chain to begin a product recall.

Editor's Note: APR originally identified the chain as "Dollar General." APR regrets the error.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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