Aug 3, 2000Slim-Fast Recalls More Than 2
Million Milk-Based Shakes
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.
Creamy Milk Chocolate
Strawberries 'N Cream
Letters or numbers following the
codes listed above should be disregarded. No other Slim-Fast products are included in this
``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
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)
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 3, 2000.
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