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Slimfast Meal Bars withdrawn
Unilever has withdrawn three varieties of Slimfast Meal Bars because some packs have been packed into incorrect boxes, and the presence of wheat and oats (gluten) and peanuts are not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.
- 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
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The company has withdrawn the products from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.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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