Slim-Fast has issued a massive ( 10 million cans ) recall of one of it’s best selling products. The ready -to- drink- meal-in -a can might make you sick if you partake of this particular batch.
This recall is voluntary and affects every can bought recently.
That of course means all that Slim-Fast so many of us stocked up on is useless now.
Thinking back to right before Thanksgiving, I remember so many grocery carts filled with decadent delights…and right next to them, a case or 2 of Slim-Fast.

Word to Slim-Fast: NOT FAIR.
It’s the Holiday season….most of us cheat and eat everything we normally wouldn’t, knowing you had our backs( and butts and thighs). You issue a recall NOW, yet no date for a re-issue!
Think of those of us that faithfully stash Slim Fast around the house… because come Jan.1, we plan on losing the umteen pounds we gained.

The following is the official press release from Slim Fast:

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 2009 – Unilever United States, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast® ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans, due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting. The probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

The products were sold in stores nationwide.

Product Description:

The products are packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans that are 11 FL OZ (325 mL) each. Individual cans are also sold in certain retail outlets. The recall involves all Slim-Fast® RTD products in cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code or UPC number. A listing of all RTD recalled products is attached to this press release.

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

The recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on Slim-Fast® RTD products in cans. 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. The company is in the process of identifying and correcting the production issue, and will resume production and shipment of the product when the issue has been addressed and corrected.

Consumers who have purchased Slim-Fast® RTD 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 – Friday, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM ET. A recorded message is available 24/7.

List of Recalled Slim-Fast® Ready-to-Drink Products in Cans

I suppose we could be responsible and just not have that extra piece of fudge, or rum balls or any other delightful and delicious treats we only see this time of year…but where’s the fun or happiness in that?
10 million cans of Slim-Fast recalled during the Holidays equals how many pounds of unwanted weight? Bah Humbug!