FDA Posts Nationwide Recall of Slim Fast Drinks: 10
million cans affected
voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans has been posted by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may
cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting. The probability of serious adverse health
consequences is remote. Slim-Fast is a Poduct of Unilever United States, Inc.
The products are packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans or
individual cans that are 11 FL OZ (325 mL) each. The recall involves all Slim-Fast RTD products in
cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code or UPC number. No other Slim-Fast products are affected by
The recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on Slim-Fast RTD products
in cans. Out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling all RTD products in cans that are currently
in distribution centers, on-shelf or in back rooms in retail outlets or in consumers homes. The company is in
the process of identifying and correcting the production issue, and will resume production and shipment of
the product when the issue has been addressed and corrected.
Consumers who have purchased Slim-Fast RTD products in cans are urged to discard them
immediately and contact the company at 1-800-896-9479 for a full refund. The Consumer Services Center is open
Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM ET. A recorded message is available 24/7.