Johnson & Johnson Ltd recalls Benecol Peach & Apricot Yogurt Drink due to yeast fermentation

Last updated:
4 June 2013

Type: Recalled from customers

Ref: 16/2013


As a precautionary measure, Johnson & Johnson Ltd is voluntarily recalling various lot numbers of the above product due to recent complaints from consumers that the product was fizzy or the bottles popped open. Initial results suggest that yeast fermentation is the most likely cause of the problem.

Product identification

BENECOL® Peach & Apricot Yogurt Drink

'Use by' date 09.06.13 / Lot number L9.06.13
'Use by' date 13.06.13 / Lot number L13.06.13
'Use by' date 14.06.13 / Lot number L14.06.13

The use by date/lot number can be found on top of the outer cardboard wrapping and on each bottle lid.

Action taken by the company

Johnson & Johnson Ltd is voluntarily recalling the above product. They have contacted all their customers to remove the product from sale. A product recall notice will be uploaded on the BENECOL® website. This notice will alert customers to the voluntary recall and advise them of what actions to take if they have purchased the product.

Advice to consumers

Consumers who have purchased a pack of this particular flavoured yogurt drink with a lot number shown above should not consume it. Instead, contact the BENECOL® Customer Careline number for a full reimbursement (Tel: 0800-0184010 Monday – Fridays, 9am – 5pm or email