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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 9, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 65111
Product Type Food
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Novartis Consumer Health
City Lincoln
State NE
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-05-07
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Letter
Distribution Pattern Product was distributed nationwide and included military distribution. Foreign distribution was made to Panama and Belize.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Benefiber Fiber Supplement, Orange Natural Flavor, Non-Thickening Powder, Sugar Free, packaged in 5.7-oz. (35 servings) bottles, UPC 300670068356, 9.4-oz (58 servings) bottles, UPC 300670068585, and 18.7-oz. (115 servings) bottles, UPC 300670068158. Distributed by: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622, Made in France. 5.7-oz. (35 servings) bottles: 10100230; 9.4-oz. (58 servings) bottles: 10119358, 10121489, 10121490, 24596401, 24596402, 24680101, and 24767601; and 18.7-oz. (115 servings) bottles: 24596701. Class II The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints. 226,381 consumer units F-1959-2013
Benefiber Plus Heart Health Non-Thickening Powder, Sugar Free, packaged in 6.4-oz (48 servings) bottles, UPC 300673002487. Distributed by: Novartis Consumer health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622. Made in France. 10118915, 10118916, 10118917, 10118918, 10120338, 10120361, 10122590, 10122591, 10123950, 10126662, and 10127376 Class II The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints. 170,220/6.4-oz. (48 servings) bottles F-1960-2013
Benefiber Fiber Drink Mix, Cherry Pomegranate, Sugar Free, packaged in 5.0-oz. boxes containing 24/0.21-oz. stick packs, UPC 300670107246. Distributed by: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622. Made in France. 10116609, 10118436, 10121279, 10121280, 10122653, 10122654, 10125466, and 10128711 Class II The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints. 162,408/5.0-oz. (24-ct) boxes F-1961-2013
Benefiber Fiber Drink Mix, Kiwi Strawberry, Sugar Free, packaged in 5.0-oz. boxes containing 24/0.21-oz. stick packs, UPC 300670106249. Distributed by: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622. Made in France. 10114419, 10115003, 10118673, 10121091, 10121092, 10121093, 10121094, 10123826, 10125460, and 10125461 Class II The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints. 152,016/5.0-oz. (24-ct) boxes F-1962-2013
Benefiber Fiber Supplement Plus Calcium, Orange Natural Flavor, Sugar Free, packaged in 10.76-oz (48 Servings) bottles, UPC 300670108489. Distributed by: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622. Made in France. 10102129, 10102130, 10102131, 10104656, 10104657, 10104658, 10104659, 10107484, 10114954, 10124211, and 10125514 Class II The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints. 110,664/10.76-oz (48 Servings) bottles F-1963-2013
Benefiber Non-Thickening Powder, Sugar Free, packaged in the following configurations: (1) 2.8-oz. (20 servings) bottles, UPC 300670044206; (2) 4.6-oz. (32 servings) bottles, UPC 300670044329; (3) 5.4-oz. (38 servings) bottles, UPC 300670044381; (4) 8.6-oz. (62 servings) bottles, UPC 300670044626; (5) 12.3-oz. (90 servings) bottles, UPC 300670044909; (6) 16.7-oz. (125 servings) bottles, UPC 300670044831; (7) 1.6-lb. (190 servings) bottles, UPC 300670044190; (8) 20.2-oz .(125+25=150 servings) bottles, UPC 300670174590; (9) 10.3-oz. (62+13=75 servings) bottles, UPC 300670175757; (10) Bulk .12-oz. (1 serving) stick pack, UPC 300679999996; (11) 3.45-oz. boxes containing 28/0.12-oz. stick packs, UPC 300670030285; and (12) 4.19-oz. boxes containing 28+6/0.12-oz. stick packs, UPC 300670030346. Distributed by: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622. Made in France. 2.8-oz. (20 servings) bottles: 10081233, 10084981, 10086954, 10087654, 10089097, 10090985, 10095687, 10095688, 10102413, 10102758, 10106405, 10107215, 10110117, 0112155, 10115504, 10119610, 10120346, 10123373, and 10124210; 4.6-oz. (32 servings) bottles: 10093120, 10099454, 10101273, 10102759, 10104643, 10107322, 10107334, 10109690, 10114152, and 10123951; 5.4-oz. (38 servings) bottles: 10079944, 10079945, 10084982, 10086957, 10087655, 10088811, 10089098, 10089099, 10090986, 10090987, 10095505, 10097339, 10101278, 10102700, 10104644, 10104645, 10104646, 10104647, 10107225, 10108800, 10112148, 10112149, 10116295, 10117967, 10118825, 10120029, 10120452, and 10122150; 8.6-oz. (62 servings) bottles: 10081004, 10081005, 10081006, 10081007, 10081008, 10081009, 10081010, 10081011, 10087657, 10087658, 10089129, 10089130, 10089131, 10090593, 10090992, 10090993, 10090998, 10090999, 10093121, 10094588, 10095506, 10099453, 10101280, 10102760, 10104648, 10104649, 10107227, 10107232, 10108547, 10108549, 10108550, 10112145, 10116296, 10117966, 10118824, 10120023, 10120341, 10120449, 10122151, and 10122152; 12.3-oz. (90 servings) bottles: 10081000, 10081001, 10081002, 10081003, 10084983, 10086955, 10086956, 10087662, 10087663, 10089133, 10089134, 10095507, 10097341, 10101281, 10109497, 10112175, 10115077, 10119609, 10120348, and 10122866; 16.7-oz. (125 servings) bottles: 10080810, 10081012, 10081013, 10081114, 10086958, 10087661, 10089135, 10089136, 10090988, 10090989, 10093124, 10095503, 10095510, 10102761, 10104650, 10104652, 10104654, 10107344, 10112146, 10112147, 10116297, 10117964, 10118823, 10120008, 10120345, 10120799, 10121700, 10122154, 10122956, and 10127499; 25.6-oz. (190 servings) bottles: 10081227, 10081228, 10081229, 10081230, 10081231, 10081232, 10084984, 10084985, 10084986, 10084987, 10084988, 10087659, 10087660, 10089137, 10089138, 10090994, 10090995, 10090996, 10095513, 10095514, 10102762, 10102763, 10104655, 10107381, 10108545, 10112153, 10113299, 10118822, 10120006, 10122129, 10122230, 10122458, and 10124273; 20.2-oz. (125+25=150 servings) bottles: 10100270, 10100272, and 10120315; 10.3-oz. (62+13=75 servings) bottles: 10106742, 10111859, 10116666, and 10123229; Bulk .12-oz. (1-ct.) stick packs: 24621901, 24621902, 24621903, 24621904, 24807701, 24807702, 24807703, 24807704, 24807705, 24807706, 24807707, 24930501, 24930502, 24930503, 24930504, 25318601, 25318602, 25318603, and 25318604; 3.45-oz. (28-ct. stick pack) boxes: 10115152, 10115284, 10115617, 10116201, 10116301, 10116302, 10116604, 10121341, 10122650, 10127826, 10113682A, 10114422A, 24329201, 24329202, 24329203, 24329204, 24506601, 24506602, 24596603, 24596604, 24596605, 24767501, 24767502, 24767503, 24767504, 24767506, 24767507, 25239401, 25239402, 25239403, 25239404, 25239405, 25239406, 25239407, 25239408, 25239409, and 25239410; and 4.19-oz. (28+6 stick pack) boxes: 10107198, 10116607, 10116608, 10122652, and 10122934. Class II The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints. 19,900,520 consumer units F-1964-2013
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