Soylent Tells Everyone To Throw Out Food Bars After Customers Fall Violently Ill

Soylent still doesn't know what's making its Food Bar customers so sick, but the meal replacement company isn't taking any more chances. On Wednesday, Soylent announced it was halting all sales and shipments of the product and asking customers to throw out any remaining Food Bars "as a precautionary measure". "After hearing from our customers, we immediately began investigating the cause of the issue and whether it was linked to a problem with the Bars," wrote the company in a blog post. "So far we have not yet identified one and this issue does not appear to affect our other drinks and powder."

Earlier this month, posters on the Soylent subreddit began falling violently ill after eating the company's Food Bars, experiencing symptoms that included severe stomach pain, intense vomiting and "uncontrollable" diarrhoea. Some even ended up in the emergency room, but as recently as last week Soylent continued to stand by the safety of their product.

"After these reports, we have retrieved remaining bars from our consumers and have personally consumed many of the remaining bars without adverse effects," the company told Gizmodo in a statement last Thursday. "We have also sent them for further microbiological testing and all tests have come back negative. Based on this we remain very confident in the safety of the bars."

Wednesday's blog post, however, seemed to indicate that Soylent is now taking the mysterious illness affecting their customers more seriously.

"We are deeply sorry if any customer had any negative experiences after eating a Soylent Bar," wrote the company. "Our customers place an enormous amount of trust in us each and every time they place an order. We in turn owe it to our customers to prioritise their health and well-being above all else."

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    IT'S PEOPLE!!!

    Last edited 13/10/16 1:56 pm

      Yup, I rckn they got a bad batch from a dodgy nursing home. Either dead too long, or perhaps... not long enough. (Cue spooky music)

    Its not a food, its a supplement... there are some side effects with overdosing on supplements that sound similar to thise but there have been cases of bad batches of supplements causing poisoning... like l-tryptophan

    I am stunned that Soylent bars are a real thing!

    I thought everyone knew Soylent Green Is People???

      Yeah, quite an odd marketing decision... especially in the light of the current issue with the bars.

        It's all coming true!

          yeah thats a pretty bad brand name choice.
          maybe they are making people sick so they can harvest more bodies to make more product,
          the circle of life

            I thought it odd as a brand name. Either you've watched/know about the film, so make the people connection, or you know nothing of the film in which case soylent is meaningless.

            Either a bunch of hipster wannabes marketing types trying to be ironic, or if it is made up (or a portmanteau of soy and lent, which also sucks) it's the worst coincidence in naming history.

    I don't think this article applies to Australia? If so have they haven't Recalled the product!

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