The maker of Slim-Fast has recalled all of its ready-to-drink canned beverages because it may be contaminated with the bacterium Bacillus cereus. “Unilever United States, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall…”, notes the press release by the FDA. The full content of the FDA press release can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm192978.htm.
The contamination can cause diarrhea and possible nausea and/or vomiting. It is recommended that consumers who have purchased Slim-Fast RTD products in cans to discard them immediately and contact the company at 1-800-896-9479 for a full refund.