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RECALL: Some Nesquik Chocolate Powder Has Been Recalled

The consumer protection chief is urging the public to check some Nesquik labels.

Consumers should check the labels on their Nestlé Nesquik chocolate powder drink mix due to a voluntarily recall by Nestlé USA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administratons reported last week.

According to the consumer protection news release issued Thursday one of 14 production codes may contain the bacterium Salmonella.

Nestlé announced recall because the ingredient supplier, Omya Inc., notified it that certain lots of an ingredient, calcium carbonate, had the potential for  salmonella.

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

  UPC code Production codes 40.7 oz. Chocolate
(72 servings)
0 28000 68230 9

2282574810
2282574820

21.8 oz. Chocolate
(38 servings)
0 28000 68090 9 2278574810         
2279574810          2279574820
2284574820          2284574830
2285574810          2285574820
2287574820          2289574810
2289574820
2278574820 10.9 oz. Chocolate
(19 servings)
0 28000 67990 3 2278574810

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

According to a FDA, 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. However, salmonellosis can be severe or even life threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention.

For more information or for assistance on returning this product, contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 800-628-7679.

Crystal Tai November 12, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Thanks for the detailed info!
Firdous Syeda November 12, 2012 at 08:58 PM
My daughters were having severe diarrhea whenever there were drinking nesquik with milk,i thought the product expired,but it was not.i was surprised milk and choclate should cause constipation not diarrhea.
Al Te November 12, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Is there any mention about the 48.7 oz. Chocolate, sell at COSTCO ??
Daniel November 12, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Just chocolate or strawberry also? serious question!
Anne Ernst (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Daniel, it's just the chocolate
Anne Ernst (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Here's the link to the FDA website on the recall: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm327533.htm
Lynn Sorenson November 16, 2012 at 06:14 AM
My upc code is the one listed for 10.9 oz Nesquik chocolate. but my production code is different. It is 22357482 and expires before August 2014. I'm concern because I give it to my young grandchildren. please advise at this E-mail address - vze23vvn@verizon.net thank you

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