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Slim-Fast recalled

Published December 21. 2009 05:00PM

Consumers are being warned not to use Slim-Fast canned drinks because these weight-loss products might be contaminated by bacteria. The company that makes Slim-Fast, Uniliver, issued the recall.

The bacteria, bacillus cereus, can cause diarrhea and vomiting. People generally get over it in 24 hours. But Food and Drug Administration spokesman George Strait says:

The FDA recommends that anyone who has consumed the recalled Slim-Fast product should see a healthcare provider if they experience either diarrhea or vomiting.

People who have the products should get rid of them. Unilever is offering a refund to consumers who call a toll-free number,1-800-896-9479.

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