SlimFast recalls vegan meal replacement powders because they contain MILK

The weightloss brand has recalled its "Advanced Vitality Strawberry + Blueberry Burst Meal Replacement Powder Shake Vegan".

It has said that the product poses a health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

As the product is described as vegan, it means shoppers may have bought the shake assuming it was milk-free.

There are four batches of the powder affected with product lot numbers of 8291, 8292, 8293, 8294, which can be found on the back of the tub.

All affected products have a pack size of 450g and a best before date of October 2019.

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The shakes are sold by Amazon, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Tesco Ireland.

SlimFast has issued the recall and has also been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members.

The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.

It says that customers who have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents should not drink the shake and instead should return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

The organisation has not said what vegans who bought the product in good faith should do, but The Sun has contacted the company for a comment.

Customers who want more information can call SlimFast's helpline on 0800 587 4471 in England or 1850 419 172 in the Republic of Ireland.

You can also email [email protected] for a full refund.

Lidl recently recalled mini-‘Magnum’ style ice creams over fears they could trigger allergies.

While, chocolate cornflake cakes sold in Iceland have been recalled due to fears they may contain salmonella.

Elsewhere, Asda has recalled Frozen Smooth Mashed Potato because it may contain gluten.

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