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Warning on Contaminated Ready-to-drink Can Products

Issue Date

8 December 2009

Source of Information

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States

Food Product

Ready-to-drink Can Products

Product Name and Description

All the Slim-Fast Ready To Drink products in cans (11 fl oz/325ml) are being recalled in the USA .

The following three affected products were on sale in city’super chain store in the Hong Kong market -
  • Slim-Fast Ready To Drink Optima Rich Chocolate Royale (UPC008346037384);
  • Slim-Fast Ready To Drink Optima French Vanilla (UPC008346037414); and
  • Slim-Fast Ready To Drink Optima Strawberries n’ cream (UPC008346037438)

Reason for Recall

The products may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has contacted the US authorities for further information. We have alerted the trade and are monitoring the situation. It is learnt that the supermarket has stopped selling the particular products.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the particular products.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the particular products.

Further Information

Website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The CFS press release


Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
8 December 2009


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Last Revision Date : 08-12-2009