All Slim-Fast Ready-to-Drink (RTD) cans are being recalled because of a possible bacterial contamination.
Unilever United States, Inc. based in Englewood, New Jersey, issued the voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration Friday.
The bacteria – Bacillus cereus, is a micro-organism which may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The products were sold in stores nationwide, the company says in a statement.
Unilever says the possibility of getting sick is remote and it issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”
The recall does not affect powdered shakes, or meal and snack bars.
Look for individual or packaged cans in cardboard cartons containing four, six, or 12-can packages marked 11 fluid ounces each.
The recalled was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on Slim-Fast RTD products in cans.
The company says it is in the process of identifying and correcting the production issue and is alerting distribution centers, and retail outlets. Production will be resumed when the issue is corrected, the company says.
Call the company for a full refund at 800-896-9479, opened M-F until 6 p.m. EST.
The list of products includes Slim-Fast Ready-to-Drink 3-2-1- French Vanilla, Rich Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate. #