All Canned Slim Fast Products Recalled
All products of Slim Fast that are in can are being recalled by Unilever. The recall is in effect to all canned products regardless of flavor, best-by-date, lot number or UPC number. The drinks are suspected to be contaminated with the microorganism Bacillus cereus. It causes diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps and vomiting.
About ten million units of the diet drink are currently distributed in many markets across the United States.
Consumption of the products more than a day ago should not cause any worry as the food poisoning with this kind of microorganism hits fast, short-lived and relatively mild, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The recall was the result of some unknown number of people getting sick about 6 to 15 hours after drinking the products. Fortunately, they all recovered within 24 hours. The Food and Drug Administration has not reported any injuries or death related to the recall.
Other products – in powdered shakes, meal bars and snack bars forms– are not part of the recall.