3 Benefiber supplements recalled due to possible plastic contamination
If you’re like many Americans that are using this time at home during the pandemic to adopt healthier eating habits, one of those healthier habits might involve adding a fiber supplement to your food or drink. If Benefiber is your go-to supplement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just recalled 3 Benefiber powder supplements because they may be contaminated with plastics from the packaging’s bottle cap.
Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 500G UPC 886790018872 Lot: MP8B (EXP Sep2021)
Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 500G UPC 886790218302 Lots: YT2Y (EXP Oct2021) 7D6E (EXP Nov2021)
Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 760G UPC 8886790211907 Lots: UV5C (EXP Oct2021) 648H (EXP Nov2021)
The recall covers 5 lots of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement. According to the FDA, the recalled products could contain “plastic pieces or shavings from bottle caps” that could present a choking or physical injury hazard. The products were distributed in stores and online, nationwide, from October 28, 2019 through January 21, 2020.
So far, the manufacturer GSK Consumer Healthcare, has only received one complaint regarding the presence of plastic. If you have purchased the recalled product, you should cease use, and return it to your retailer at your earliest convenience for a refund. Customers with questions about the recall can reach GSK Consumer Healthcare by phone at 1-800-452-0051, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm EST.
To read the FDA’s full release on the recall, click here: https://bit.ly/2zCC5SH