SlimFast recalls Advanced Vitality Strawberry + Blueberry Burst Meal Replacement Powder Shake Vegan due to undeclared milk

9 November 2018

SlimFast is recalling its Advanced Vitality Strawberry + Blueberry Burst Meal Replacement Powder Shake Vegan because it contains milk protein which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The affected product has been sold by Amazon, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Product details

SlimFast Advanced Vitality Strawberry + Blueberry Burst Meal Replacement Powder Shake Vegan

Pack size 450g
Lot number 8291, 8292, 8293, 8294
Best before end: October 2019

No other SlimFast products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Milk

This product contains milk making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Action taken by the company

SlimFast is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not drink it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

About allergy alerts

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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.

Ref: FSA-AA-88-2018