Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.
Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall. To ensure the safety of consumers, Nestlé is recalling selected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:
1. Size: 40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings) UPC Code: 0 28000 68230 9 Production Codes: 2282574810, 2282574820
3. Size: 10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings) UPC Code: 0 28000 67990 3 Production Code: 2278574810
The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October 2012. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.
What To Do:
Do not consume the NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. Return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.
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