Unilever Recalls Possibly Contaminated Cans of Slim-Fast

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On December 2, Unilever reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that there may be possible bacterial contamination of the weight loss drink, Slim-Fast, due to a production problem in Covington, Tennesee. Ten million cans of these ready-to-drink products are being recalled by Unilever.

Other Slim-Fast branded products, such as powdered shakes, meal bars or snack bars are not affected by this recall.

Company: Unilever (UL) in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., U.S.

Recalled Products: all Slim-Fast ready-to-drink products in cans

Reason for Recall: possible contamination by Bacillus cereus

Adverse Effects: can cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting

Consumers who have purchased the possibly contaminated cans must discard them immediately and contact the company at 1-800-896-9479 for a full refund.

For more info: http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/04/news/companies/Unilever_Slim_Fast_recall/index.htm





2 responses to “Unilever Recalls Possibly Contaminated Cans of Slim-Fast”

  1. Jan Boyle Avatar

    This Slim-Fast recall is really going to put a strain on my schedule — drinking this stuff saves me probably an hour per day in food prep time

  2. editor Avatar

    Hi Jan, It is an inconvenience. Maybe try another brand?