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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of March 5, 2014

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Event Detail

Event ID 67373
Product Type Food
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Novartis Consumer Health
City Lincoln
State NE
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-12-18
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Letter
Distribution Pattern Distribution was nationwide. There was no foreign/military/government distribution.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Benefiber fiber supplement stick packs, sugar free and taste free, packaged in the following configurations: (1) Benefiber Fiber Supplement, On-The-Go Stick Packs, Sugar Free, Clear & Taste-Free, packaged in 8.16-oz. boxes containing 68/0.12-oz. stick packs, UPC 300670176686. Distributed by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ; (2) Benefiber Fiber Supplement, Taste Free, Sugar Free, packaged in 0.36-oz. foil packages containing 3/0.12-oz. stick packs, UPC 300670186036. Distributed by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ; (3) Benefiber Fiber Supplement, Taste Free, Sugar Free, packaged in 0.36-oz. foil packages containing 3/0.12-oz. stick packs, 8/0.36-oz. foil packages clipped together on a strip, UPC 300679110766. Distributed by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ; 68-ct. boxes - 25574002, 25515001, 25515002, and 25574001, all with exp. dates of 02/2014; 3-ct. packages - 26096201, exp. 07/2014; 26096203, exp. 07/2014; 26096202, exp. 07/2014; and 26248201; exp. 05/2014; 8-package clip pack - 26128701, exp. 07/2014, and 26128702, exp. 07/2014. Class II The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints. 57,808/68-ct. pkgs., 142,088/3-ct. pkgs., and 11,678/8/3-ct. pkg. clip strips F-1591-2014
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