I saw this unusual story in the Aspen Brook Alert concerning Boehringer Ingelheim's Ben Venue operation. According to the story, during the most recent inspection of the facility a 38 liter stainless steel mixing vessel was found to contain an "unknown liquid". Subsequent creatine testing identified it as urine.
A related dusting for fingerprints found nothing, and DNA testing was inconclusive due to contamination. Briefly, there was consideration to polygraph the staff with access to the area but when it was determined that 700 exams may be required that concept was rightfully dismissed.
Ben Venue did not follow its SOPs to invesitgate the "unknown substance" in the 30 days required and therefore was cited by the FDA for being past due. So now, we apparently have a pot to piss in but no hard suspects.
Posted by Bruce Lehr Dec 14th 2011.