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08/16/2019

Local, State and Federal Officials Investigating Product Tampering in Cumberland County

Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration, as well as local and federal agencies, are investigating multiple instances of product tampering involving health and beauty products, over-the-counter medication and food products such as mustard, ketchup and chocolate syrup, centered in Cumberland County.

Anyone living in Cumberland County or the surrounding areas who purchased a product within the last three years that they believe was tampered with, or who is in possession of a product they believe was tampered with, should contact sp-protectpa@pa.gov as part of this investigation. Anyone who believes they may have become ill from a tampered product should contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.

“If you believe a product was tampered with, do not use or consume it,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We are working with our local, state and federal partners in this investigation and will continue to keep the public informed. We strongly urge that anyone with a suspected tampered or altered product contact the Silver Spring Township Police Department immediately.”

If outer packaging is opened, damaged, or bulging, product seals are broken, the color, odor, or texture of the product is inconsistent from what is expected, or if you suspect tampering for any reason, do not use the product and contact sp-protectpa@pa.gov. Do not discard the product unless told to by law enforcement.

The Silver Spring Township Police Department reported that products that were tampered with were returned to multiple retailers, primarily in the eastern portion of Cumberland County, including Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill and Enola. Not all of the tampered products would have been returned to shelves, and the stores have been working to remove any remaining products.

There have been no reported illnesses or injuries tied to this product tampering investigation.

If you become ill, or previously became ill from a product you believe was tampered with, please report it to the department by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH. Retailers who have received a return that they believe may have been tampered with should contact sp-protectpa@pa.gov.

For more information about the health and safety of Pennsylvanians, visit www.health.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nate Wardle, 717-787-1783 or ra-dhpressoffice@pa.gov

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