What was behind the recent recall of Slimfast shakes?”
From abcnews.go.com: ‘Slim Fast’ Recalls All Shakes, Diet Drinks Unilever Says All Its Liquid Products May Be Affected By Non-Lethal Toxin Slim Fast is recalling every last one of its popular diet drinks over concern they may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause moderate food poisoning. All cans and cartons of ready-to-drink Slim Fast products — about 10 million of them — are affected, “regardless of flavor, best-by date, lot code or UPC number,” the recall notice reads. Unilever, which makes Slim Fast, said the recall was prompted by “quality testing” that turned up Bacillus cereus, a toxin that can cause nausea and diarrhea but that is not life-threatening. A Food and Drug Administration official said the inspection that uncovered the B. cereus was conducted after several consumers complained to the company.
Slim-Fast has issued a nationwide recall for its Ready-To-Drink shakes. The company says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned about bacterial contamination. Testing found Bacillus cereus, which can cause vomiting and nausea. The recall includes all of the Ready-To-Drink flavors in 11-ounce metal cans, sold in either four, six or 12-packs. The flavors include strawberry, chocolatey royale, French vanilla and cappuccino. Anyone with the canned shakes is being told by the company to throw them away and contact the company at 1-800-896-9479 for a full refund. The Consumer Services Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. A recorded message is available 24/7. Read: Slim-Fast Recall Statement Copyright 2009 by ClickOnDetroit.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
From NJ.com: “ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS — Slim-Fast has issued a recall of all ready-to-drink shakes in cans, due to a possible micro-organism contamination that may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Unilever United States, Inc., the Englewood Cliffs-based company that produces the diet food, issued the recall of the nationally-sold product on Thursday. Unilever said quality testing found the product, which can be consumed directly from the can, may have been tainted with the micro-organism Bacillus cereus.