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Nestle Recalls Nesquik Chocolate Powder

The Glendale-based company announced a voluntary recall of Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Powder due to a possible salmonella contamination.

Nestle USA announced Thursday the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Powder in 10.9-, 21.8- and 40.7- ounce canisters due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.

The voluntary recall is limited to only Nesquik Chocolate Powder, which was produced in early October and distributed nationally. No other varieties of Nesquik powder or any sizes or flavors of Nesquik ready-to-drink are affected by the recall, according to Glendale-based Nestle USA.

"Nestle 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," according to a Nestle statement.

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, according to Nestle.

The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of Nesquik Chocolate Powder:

Size UPC Code Production Codes

40.7 oz. Chocolate

(72 servings) 0 28000 68230 9 22825748102282574820

21.8 oz. Chocolate

(38 servings) 0 28000 68090 9 2278574810227857482022795748102279574820228457482022845748302285574810228557482 0228757482022895748102289574820

10.9 oz. Chocolate

(19 servings) 0 28000 67990 3 2278574810 ?

To locate the production code, 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.

The product can be brought to the place of purchase for a full refund, or contact Nestle Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

The most common symptoms of salmonella infection are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, which develop within eight to 72 hours of eating or drinking contaminated food. The illness usually lasts for four to seven days and most people recover without treatment, but it can be severe or even life- threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.

Diana R Rising November 11, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Thanks for sharing this notification--I didn't see anything about this recall anywhere else.
Donna Evans (Editor) November 23, 2012 at 09:22 PM
yes, Diana, we're on it. thank you.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 24, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Diana: I rec'd a post like the one you flagged and it had about ten times the number of links the Nestle one did. I also flagged another post a number of times and it is still there. Makes one wonder....
Donna Evans (Editor) November 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM
If it's still there, Robert, please send me the link so I can delete the account. We want to root it all out, absolutely. Thanks. donna.evans@patch.com
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 24, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Thank you Donna: You all do a wonderful job in checking things out. I have posted so much, it might be offensive...thinking I own the place. As soon as I have time I will send the links. It occurs to me that this blitz might be a complaint at my posting too much....Bob
Donna Evans (Editor) November 24, 2012 at 07:52 PM
haha, Bob, I don't think it's you :-) I identified at least two commenters who spammed multiple sites. Our IT people are on it!
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 24, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Donna: ??? But I think I know what you were referring to....Some people think the next great war will be a cyber war. Could be. We, and others, have a weapon that does not get any press for unknown reasons. It is called the "E-Bomb" It does not destroy by physical destruction, there is a small explosion around the bomb itself, and this sets into motion a series of events that emits a horrendous amount of a certain type of ray that destroys any and all electrical equipment such as computer chips, capacitors, and the like. Just about everything electrical would quit within a relatively small radious of the detonation. No joke, research it.....bob

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