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Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplements Recalled Due to Possible Plastic Contamination

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(Date Posted: 4/29/2020)

On April 28, 2020, GSK Consumer Healthcare recalled one lot of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder and four lots of Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with green plastic pieces or shavings from bottle caps. The FDA warns that there is a potential risk of choking or injury to the mouth or gastrointestinal tract if a consumer accidentally ingests a broken piece or shaving of plastic cap.

The recalled fiber supplements were distributed nationwide through retail stores and online retailers between October 28, 2019 and January 21, 2020 and can be identified by the following:
  • Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 500G. UPC 886790018872. Lot MP8B. Expiration date: September 2021

  • Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 500G. UPC 886790218302. Lot YT2Y. Expiration date: October 2021

  • Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 500G. UPC 886790218302. Lot 7D6E. Expiration date: November 2021

  • Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 760G. UPC 8886790211907. Lot UV5C. Expiration date: October 2021

  • Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, 760G. UPC 8886790211907. Lot 648H. Expiration date: November 2021
Consumers who have any of this affected product should not consume it and should throw it away or request a refund from the GSK Contact Center.

For more information about prebiotics, see the "Prebiotics" section of ConsumerLab's Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see ConsumerLab's Webinar on Fiber Supplements.

See these related warnings:

Fiber Supplement Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Flaxseed Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall

Men's Fiber Supplement Recalled

To see the complete recall, use the link below.

GSK Consumer Healthcare Recalls Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Due to Possible Plastic Contamination from the Bottle Cap



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