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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of March 5, 2014

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Product Detail

Product Description 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;
Recall Number F-1591-2014
Classification Class II
Code Info 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.
Product Distributed Qty 57,808/68-ct. pkgs., 142,088/3-ct. pkgs., and 11,678/8/3-ct. pkg. clip strips
Reason For Recall The products are being recalled due to the receipt of a relatively high number of consumer complaints.

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.
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