FDA issues safety alert on pregnancy tests after bust on illegal medical lab
Universal Meditech was behind an illegal lab discovered in Reedley, California.
“Earlier this year, over a dozen agencies teamed up to bust UMI's unlicensed laboratory in Reedley, which is in Fresno County. The squalid lab was found brimming with lab equipment, refrigerators, freezers, incubators, and other machinery. It contained nearly 1,000 laboratory mice, which were allegedly kept in inhumane conditions. While some were dead upon discovery, the remaining animals have since been euthanized. Authorities also found hundreds of unknown chemicals and vials of biohazardous materials, including blood and urine. Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified at least 20 infectious agents, including SARS-CoV-2, HIV, and a herpes virus.
Authorities in Reedley were first tipped off to the lab's existence after a local code enforcement officer noticed an illegally attached garden house in the back of the warehouse, which was supposed to be used only for storage.”Posted on 2023-08-17T06:05:56+0000