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RECALL: Some Nesquik Chocolate Powder Could Be Tainted

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 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
(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,  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.

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