Last updated on 2 May 2014

Slimfast Meal Bars withdrawn

Unilever has withdrawn three varieties of Slimfast Meal Bars because some packs have been packed into incorrect boxes, and the presence of wheat and oats (gluten) and peanuts are not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat, oats or gluten and/or an allergy to peanut.

Product details

Product names:

  • Slimfast 4 x Chocolate Crunch Flavour Meal Bar (240g)
  • Slimfast 4 x Chocolate Peanut Flavour Meal Bar (224g)
  • Slimfast 4 x Summer Berry Flavour Meal Bar (240g)


'Best before' date and batch codes: all date and batch codes

Risk

Allergens: wheat and oats (gluten) and peanut

Some packs of these products contain wheat, oats (gluten) and peanut, making it a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to wheat, oats or gluten and/or allergic to peanut.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to wheat, oats, gluten and/or an allergy to peanut, do not eat it. Instead, contact the company careline by phoning 0800 146252.

Action taken by the company

The company has withdrawn the products from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. Notices have also been placed in the national press today, Friday 2 May 2014.

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Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

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Ref: U/2014