Popular fiber supplements recalled in U.S. FDA warn of plastic contamination risks

A popular probiotic fiber supplement has been recalled in the United States due to potential plastic contamination risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a news release,media reported. GlaxoSmithKline’s GSK Consumer Health announced the news last week that it had voluntarily recalled the products.

Popular fiber supplements recalled in U.S. FDA warn of plastic contamination risks


A total of five batches of fiber supplements have been recalled, some of which were distributed to stores months ago.

According to the FDA, the recalled large number of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplements (and non-Healthy Shape products) will be sold from October 28, 2019 to January 21, 2020. Recalled products include 500 grams and 760 grams of Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement and 500 grams of Healthy Shape Prebiotic supplements.

GSK Health Explains that the risk may be due to plastic fragments at the bottom of the bottle cap and contamination of fiber supplements by plastic chips. As expected, when eating plastic fragments, the contamination can cause health problems such as oral cuts or asphyxiation.

Assuming plastic contamination in the fiber, its color is like beneb’s cap will be green. The company said it had received only one complaint from a consumer about plastic contamination, but there were no reports of injuries from accidental plastic debris.

Recalled batches can be identified by the UPC code – UPC 886790218302, UPC 886790018872, and UPC 8886790211907. The company says consumers should stop using recalled products immediately or throw them away.

Consumers can contact GSK Healthcare Consumer’s health center to learn more about refunds for recalled supplements or to report any issues they may have with the recall.