Posted May 17, 2002

Update on Recall of Certain Ultra Slim-Fast with Soy Protein Drinks

In its May 15, 2002 Enforcement Report, the U.S. FDA reported the following Class III Food Recall. A Class III recall is a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.

PRODUCT Ultra Slim-Fast brand with Soy Protein Ready to Drink Liquid Shakes in 11.5 fl. oz. sizes: (a) Orange-Pineapple. Recall # F-397-2; (b) Apple-Cranberry-Raspberry. Recall # F-398-2; (c) Orange-Strawberry-Banana. Recall # F-399-2.

CODE “BEST BY” dates affected: JANUARY 2002 FEBRUARY 2002 MARCH 2002.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Recalling Firm: Slim-Fast Foods Co, (a Unilever Co.), West Palm Beach, FL, by telephone, e-mail and fax beginning on February 13, 2001 and by letters on February 14, 2001. Manufacturer: Kagome, Inc., Slim-Fast Foods Co., Los Banos, CA. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON Products are contaminated with butyric acid anaerobes, resulting in sour taste and swollen cans.


DISTRIBUTION Nationwide and Internationally. For more information about Nutrition Powders and Drinks, see's Product Review at The recalled products were not among those included in the Review.