Cans of Slim-Fast recalled nationwide due to possible health risk


Dieters who drink Slim-Fast shakes to curb their appetites may find the product works rather differently than planned -- at least that's what the maker of the popular ready-to-drink nutritional supplement is concerned about. Citing possible micro-organism contamination, New Jersey-based Unilever United States has voluntarily recalled all cans of Slim-Fast because they may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and vomiting.

Unilever said the nationwide recall involves all 11-ounce cans of Slim-Fast, including those sold in four-, six- and 12-packs as well as individual cans, regardless of flavor, use-by date, lot code or UPC number. The likelihood of any "serious health consequences" caused by ingesting Slim-Fast is remote, Unilever said.