It appears that this recall affects the meds that were manufactured in China. If you read the entire article you will see that many drugs are manufactured in China and India and sometimes do not meet specifications.
"All of the valsartan that is being recalled was made in China by the same company, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. It is distributed in the United States by three companies: Major Pharmaceuticals; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.; and Solco Healthcare. Solco, which is owned by Huahai Pharmaceutical, had about 45 percent of the market in 2017, according to John Brito, of Fore Pharma, the market research firm.
“We have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold in the United States, and we’ve found that the valsartan sold by these specific companies does not meet our safety standards,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the F.D.A.’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “That is why we’ve asked these companies to take immediate action to protect patients.”