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Nestlé recalls NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder for risk of Salmonella

By Leigh Goessl     Nov 10, 2012 in Food
Nestlé USA has issued a recall on a limited amount of its NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder due to a potential risk of Salmonella. The recall was announced on Nov. 8.
According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news release, limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder packaged in 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters are being recalled due to one of the ingredients possibly having been contaminated by Salmonella.
An ingredient supplier, Omya Inc., had issued a recall earlier in the week of certain lots of calcium carbonate after a possible presence of Salmonella was detected. This ingredient is also used in NESQUIK®.
The affected Nestlé products were produced during early Oct. 2012 and have an expiration date of "BEST BEFORE Oct 2014", said the recall alert. Consumers are being advised not to eat/drink this product, and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
No other NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are impacted by this recall, said the company. Additionally, there have been no reports of illness or any other adverse health effects at this time.
For a full list of the affected NESQUIK® products with descriptions including UPC codes and Production codes, see the company's press release.
Consumers with any concerns or questions are being advised they can contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.
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