If you have any canned Slim-Fast drinks hidden in the back of the cupboard, you might want to toss them out.
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.
The recall is due to a bacterial contamination that could cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
I tried Slim-Fast powder in my teens. Lost some weight, gained it back, not impressed with the “shakes.” Mom wasn’t impressed with them either — she read the nutritional info on the back and stated, “I don’t see how that’s all that different from that Carnation Instant Breakfast stuff.” Years later I found that same container in the kitchen. I asked if I should throw it out, and she replied, “No, I don’t think it’d go bad, and it might be handy during a power outage.” For all I know it’s still there. Egad.