WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Slim Fast Foods is recalling more than 1 million cans of three popular diet shakes, saying the drinks may make people ill.
The drinks, manufactured in Covington, Tenn., were recalled after hundreds of consumers complained of an "off taste" and five people reported getting sick, the company said.
"There was a flaw in the manufacturing system, which allowed some incorrect balance of ingredients," said John Gould, a spokesman for parent company Unilever in New York.
Consumers can return 11-ounce cans of Creamy Milk Chocolate, Cappuccino Delight and Strawberries and Cream flavors for a full refund to stores where the beverages were purchased, according to a company hotline. The hotline number is (877) 424-4180.
The lot numbers being recalled are: Creamy Milk Chocolate — ETMC-0125e, ETMC-0138e and ETMC-0142e; Cappuccino Delight — ETCD-0138e and ETCD-0142e; Strawberries and Cream — ETAS-0125e, ETAS-0140e and ETAS-0141e.