Johnson & Johnson recalls Benecol yogurt drinks


The company, which markets Benecol-branded yoghurt drinks in the UK and Ireland under license from Finnish company Rasio, launched the recall after a number of customers complained about “Sparkling”and “Opening bottles. “

The recall involves consumer packaging containing six 67.5 g bottles of Benecol peach and apricot yogurt drinks.

Three lots of the product – totaling 63,600 consumer packs – will be recalled at the retail level in response to the complaints, Johnson & Johnson Ltd. confirmed.

In a statement sent to DairyReporter.com earlier today, Johnson & Johnson Ltd attributed the problem to “Yeast fermentation”.

“This action was taken following a number of consumer complaints about fizzing and / or reports of bottle opening”, said the statement. “The suspected case is yeast fermentation, and the first laboratory analyzes confirm this. “

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued recall notices regarding the product’s withdrawal yesterday.

In an alert posted on its website, the FSAI warned consumers that “some bottles may be curved”And that the product can appear or taste “sparkling.”

The FSA, for its part, has advised consumers against drinking the Benecol Peach & Apricot Yogurt Drinks from the lots in question.

Despite this advice, Johnson & Johnson played down product safety concerns.

“Current analysis confirms that the potential for serious health consequences is remote”, the company’s statement continued.

“Consumers with medical problems or questions are encouraged to contact their doctor”, he added.

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