Why Slim Fast is being recalled

Nationwide Recall of Slim Fast RTD Shakes



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by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted.

Why is Slim Fast Being Recalled?
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I just posted on the Slim Fast recall. Wanted to research a bit about why the manufacturers of the popular RTD shakes is recalling millions of cans.

Apparently, the voluntary recall resulted after small number of Slim Fast users reported gastrointestinal problems. Bacterial contamination is suspected. From what I’ve been able to find online, the risk of serious problems is very low. The gastrointestinal problems some have experienced appear to be temporary in nature.

I guess the company may just be playing it safe. However, if there is risk of bacterial contamination, I’m not sure how they can assess the risk over millions of cans. Some might have more contamination than others. So, I guess recalling them all was the only way to be sure.

To recap, if you drink any of the following RTD shakes by Slim Fast, and you have experienced gastrointestinal discomfort including nausea, throwing up or loose bowels, please follow up with a visit to your doctor if symptoms do not subside. The products affected by this recall include all flavors and lots of the RTD shake line:

Slim.Fast 3 2 1
Slim.Fast Optima
Slim.Fast High Protein
Slim-Fast Lower Carb
Slim-Fast Classic
Slim-Fast Easy to Digest

You may also visit the my initial health alert on slim fast recall for contact information to find out more.

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