Sript: Consumer Safety Alert on Slim-Fast in Cans
Here is a consumer safety alert from food-safety-dot-gov, the federal government’s gateway to food safety information ….
The company that makes the popular weight loss product – Slim Fast, and the U-S Food and Drug Administration say that consumers should not drink certain Slim-Fast products… specifically the ready-to-drink products that are in cans because they might be contaminated by bacteria.
The bacteria, Bacillus cereus (SER-ee-us), can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
Although both illnesses usually resolve within 24 hours, the FDA recommends that anyone who has consumed the recalled Slim-Fast product should see a doctor if they experience either diarrhea or vomiting.
Unilever United States Incorporated, which makes Slim-Fast, says that the recall involves ALL Slim-Fast Ready-to-Drink products in cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code, or U-P-C number.
The affected products are packaged in paperboard cartons that contain four, six or 12 steel cans containing 11 fluid ounces; that's 325 milliliters. Individual cans may have also been purchased in certain retail outlets.
Consumers who have any of the recalled Slim-Fast products on hand should discard the cans immediately. The manufacturer says those consumers can get a refund by calling 1-800-896-9479.
The products are sold in stores nationwide, and were likely distributed internationally. The F-D-A is working with Unilever to determine the scope of international distribution. The F-D-A also is investigating the Unilever facility that manufactures the product.
Not all Slim Fast Products have been recalled … Specifically Slim-Fast powdered shakes, meal bars, and snack bars are NOT affected by this action.
For more information use the Recalls and Alerts Widget at food safety-dot-gov.
This has been a consumer safety alert from food safety-dot-gov, the federal government’s gateway to food safety information. Food safety-dot-gov is a cooperative effort by the F-D-A, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service.