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Slim-Fast recalling ready-to-go drink products

Posted December 4, 2009 3:07 p.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2009 3:11 p.m. EST

— The maker of the popular diet drink Slim-Fast is recalling all of its ready-to-go drink products in cans.

Unilever United States Inc. is voluntarily recalling the products, sold in stores nationwide, because of possibe contamination with the micro-organism Bacillus cereus, which can cause diarrhea and possibly nausea or vomiting.

The affected products are packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans that are 11 ounces each. Individual cans are also sold in certain retail outlets.

The recall involves all Slim-Fast Ready-to-Drink products in cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code or UPC number.

No other Slim-Fast products, including powdered shakes, meal bars or snack bars, are affected by the recall.

Consumers who have purchased Slim-Fast Ready-to-Drink 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 to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.