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Why was Benefiber recalled?

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In 2013, various types and flavors of Benefiber were recalled due to consumer complaints, according to the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This was considered a Class II FDA recall.

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Benefiber products are manufactured by Novartis Consumer Health, states Food Poisoning Bulletin. In 2013, a high number of consumer complaints led to a recall of affected products shipped beginning in 2009. A full list of recalled products was provided by Novartis on its website. Recalled varieties included Benefiber Fiber Supplement, Benefiber Plus Heart Health Non-Thickening Powder, Benefiber Fiber Drink Mix in Cherry Pomegranate and Kiwi Strawberry and Benefiber Fiber Supplement Plus Calcium in Orange. The FDA provides a full list of the names, code info and UPC numbers of recalled food and drug products on its website.

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