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Aug 3, 2000

Slim-Fast Recalls More Than 2 Million Milk-Based Shakes

SlimfastWest Palm Beach, FL (SafetyAlerts) - Slim-Fast Foods Company is voluntarily recalling more than 2 million cans of its Ultra Slim-Fast Ready-To-Drink Milk-Based Liquid Shakes.  The company would not explain the reason of the recall other than to state "the product may present a low risk of temporary gastrointestinal sickness, and should not be consumed".

Five consumers have reported temporary gastrointestinal symptoms but the company added the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote. The cause of this situation has been fully investigated and corrected according to a company press release.

Product being recalled was manufactured under the following codes which appear on the bottom of the can:

11oz Can Code Flavor of Ready-To-Drink Milk-Based Liquid Shakes.

Cappuccino Delight
ETCD0138E
ETCD0142E

Creamy Milk Chocolate
ETMC0125E
ETMC0138E
ETMC0142E

Strawberries 'N Cream
ETAS0125E
ETAS0140E
ETAS0141E

Letters or numbers following the codes listed above should be disregarded. No other Slim-Fast products are included in this recall.

``Our primary concern is always for the health of our consumers who rely on the Slim-Fast brand to meet their dietary and nutritional needs,'' stated Marc Covent, Slim-Fast president. ``We believe the voluntary recall of this product is in the best interest of our consumers.''

Slim-Fast is working with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in implementing this voluntary national recall and has notified all affected distributors and retail customers.

Consumers who have purchased the product carrying the codes listed above should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Slim-Fast's Hot Line toll-free at (877) 424-4180.

Media inquiries should be directed to John Gould, Director, Corporate Affairs, at (212) 906-4694.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 3, 2000.

 
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