Among these companies are Aspen Philippines (exclusive distributors of Bio-Oil, Valda Pastilles and Dequadin
), Austal, Cardno, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Ocean Gold Corporation, QBE Group Shared Services Centre (GSSC), Sinclair Knights Merz and Telstra Global.
Aspen will purchase a wide range of brands, including Phillips MOM, Solpadeine, Dequadin
, Cartia and Zantac, which generated combined sales of approximately GBP60m in 2011.
Those available include anti-bacterials (eg Strepsils, pounds 2.55 For 24), surfactants to soothe (eg Dequadin
, pounds 1.95 for 20) and those with local anaesthetic (Dequacaine, pounds 2.75 for 24).
Lozenges for mouth and throat infections
The Dequadin lozenges were contaminated during manufacture.
He added: "Dequadin lozenges are designed to be sucked slowly, and as the metal would be uncomfortable in the mouth, it is unlikely to be ingested.