Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Recall [US]


Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: GSK Consumer Healthcare, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Benefiber branded Prebiotic Fiber Supplement products, from the American marketplace due to suspected plastic fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

FDA: http://ht.ly/LvXj30qBOu6

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/gsk-consumer-healthcare-recalls-benefiber-healthy-shape-prebiotic-fiber-supplement-and-benefiber

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Fiber Supplement products are subject to this recall:

  • Benefiber branded Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplements, sold in 500 gram canisters with a batch/lot designation of MP8B, an expiry date code of Sep2021 and a UPC of 886790018872
  • Benefiber branded Prebiotic Fiber Supplements, sold in 500 gram canisters with a batch/lot designation of YT2Y, an expiry date code of Oct2021 and a UPC of 886790218302
  • Benefiber branded Prebiotic Fiber Supplements, sold in 500 gram canisters with a batch/lot designation of 7D6E, an expiry date code of Nov2021 and a UPC of 886790218302
  • Benefiber branded Prebiotic Fiber Supplements, sold in 760 gram canisters with a batch/lot designation of UV5C, an expiry date code of Oct2021 and a UPC of 8886790211907
  • Benefiber branded Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, sold in 760 gram canisters with a batch/lot designation of 648H, an expiry date code of Nov2021 and a UPC of 8886790211907

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Fiber Supplement’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Fiber Supplement products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the FDA, GSK Consumer Healthcare has recalled five (5) batch/lots of Benefiber branded Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Powder and Benefiber branded Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Powder due to the potential for green plastic pieces or shavings from bottle caps to be present in the product. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Fiber Supplement products identified above.

In general, if bone, glass, metal, plastic and/or rubber fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Benefiber branded Prebiotic Fiber Supplement products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Fiber Supplements to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

These batch/lots were known to be distributed from October 28, 2019 through January 21, 2020 within the United States to retail stores and online retailers US nationwide. At press time, this recall is limited to the five lots listed above.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact GSK Consumer Healthcare Contact Center toll-free at 1-800-452-0051 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Fiber Supplement Powder, please search for “fiber” or more generically, “laxative” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Plastic Fragment contamination, please search for “plastic” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by GSK Consumer Healthcare, please search for “GSK” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Benefiber brand name, please search for “Benefiber” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 12969-2020
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