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 the recall because the ingredient supplier, Omya Inc., notified it that certain lots of an ingredient, calcium carbonate, had the potential for salmonella.
Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:UPC code Production codes 40.7 oz. Chocolate
0 28000 68230 9
(38 servings) 0 28000 68090 9 2278574810
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, 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 by phone at 800-628-7679.