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Consumers can contact Kraft Heinz at , Monday through Friday, 9 a. EST, for a full refund. Weight Watchers is recalling , cases of its Smart Ones frozen desserts containing pieces of cookie dough that has been recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Although only one flavor of Weight Watchers Smart Ones desserts is subject to the recall — Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae — it is packaged under 21 different date codes, ranging from Dec. Retailers across the country received the product. Check the recall notice for date codes and other label information. Weight Watchers is among several companies that have recalled products in recent weeks because of cookie dough from Aspen Hills Inc.

The cookie dough company has refused to release its customer list, but in October a company spokeswoman said none of the recalled Aspen Hills cookie dough went to fund-raising customers.

She said it all went to commercial food manufacturers. Aspen Hills recalled some cookie dough at that time and launched an in-house investigation. The cookie dough recall notice was not made public, though, going only to the 27 food manufacturing companies that had received Aspen Hills dough produced from July 15 through Sept.

SmartPoints is calculated using calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein. No food is off-limits, but the plan assigns higher points values to foods higher in sugar or saturated fat, and lower points values to lean proteins. Most fruits and vegetables are zero points, similar to the old PointsPlus plan. Some condiments are no longer free, such as ketchup, due to the sugar content. Touted by Weight Watchers as incorporating a decade of science compared to the prior Points-based plans, the focus was on assisting members in creating a calorie deficit to lose weight using a reformulated calculation approach using total fat, carbohydrate, dietary fiber, and protein.

PointsPlus was calculated using total fat, carbohydrate, dietary fiber and protein. Not so much that they feel too full, and not too little that they still feel hungry. On December 3, , Weight Watchers introduced additional aspects to the program. This was dubbed "Weight Watchers ". Additions included introducing more interactivity to meetings, more focus on building healthful habits, and fighting hedonic hunger: That original plan was supplanted shortly after the book with materials bearing a copyright: By , the plan had switched to an exchange-based diet.

On April 15, , a sputtering low-carbohydrate fad and the end of a licensing deal with Weight Watchers International Inc. In , Weight Watchers create a rebranding campaign with the help of ad agency DiMassimo Goldstein that featured Weight Watchers' members and deemphasized counting calories in favor of Weight Watchers newly introduced "Freestyle" program, which identifies the overall healthfulness of foods through a "SmartPoints" program.

This is similar to the Points plan only the calculation now takes protein, carbohydrates, all fat and fiber into consideration. The following main changes were made from the Points to ProPoints plan:. In December a new scheme was introduced using SmartPoints. In Ireland, there has recently been a new plan launched called ProPoints Plan.

Traditional weight loss plans are based on the calories on a food label. But the new ProPoints system incorporates the latest science that shows there is a more accurate way to assess the impact a food has on weight loss. ProPoints values are calculated using 4 macronutrients: There is also a new weekly ProPoints allowance and zero ProPoints values fruit and veg. In addition to Weight Watchers membership plans, other products such as packaged foods, exercise equipment and DVDs, food preparation and storage tools, cookbooks, etc.

In , the company partnered with Philips to create the ActiveLink activity tracker. The current spokesperson for Weight Watchers is Oprah Winfrey , an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. During her time as a Weight Watchers spokesperson, Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she is an adamant lover of various breads.

From until , Weight Watchers was owned by the H. Heinz Company , which continues to produce packaged foods bearing the Weight Watchers brand. On September 12, , Weight Watchers announced that its chief executive, James Chambers, would resign at the end of September after three years on the job. Altschuler and Christopher Sobecki. Weight Watchers has not provided official confirmation of the formulas for calculating nutrition points, and has aggressively sent cease and desist letters to websites and a number of third-party tools that claimed to provide Points, or PointsPlus, calculations.

However, several web sites publish a SmartPoints formula, which they derived from published SmartPoints values and the online calculator provided by WeightWatchers to its customers [33]. Media related to Weight Watchers at Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Weight Watchers International, Inc. Annals of Internal Medicine. Weight loss data based on 12 week study comparing people who were instructed to attend Weight Watchers meetings and use eTools to people who were instructed to attend Weight Watchers meetings alone.

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