Unilever announced today a massive recall of Slim-Fast diet drinks, citing concerns about the presence of Bacillus cereus, a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Wait: Hasn't all Slim-Fast always caused diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting?
Important: The recall affects all Slim-Fast cans, regardless of flavor, best-by dates, lot code or UPC number.
Slim-Fast powdered products and bars are not effected.
According to the FDA press release, "The probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. ... 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."
Unilever is urging consumers to discard any Slim-Fast cans immediately and call 1-800-896-9479 for a full refund.
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