The FDA has reported that Nestle USA has recalled some of its Nesquik chocolate powder, which may possibly be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
No illnesses have been reported so far. Nesquik contains calcium carbonate produced by Omya Inc and the calcium carbonate has been recalled”, due to possible presence of Salmonella”.
Nestle has limited the Nesquik recall to these specific products:
Production Codes UPC Code Size
2282574810 0 28000 68230 9 40.7 oz. Chocolate
2278574810 0 28000 68090 9 21.8 oz. Chocolate
2278574810 0 28000 67990 10.9 oz. Chocolate
The production code can be located at the bottom of the canister next to the expiration date. All of the recalled Nesquik products have an expiration date of “BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.”
Consumers are advised not to use the recalled canisters if they have one and can return the product to the store where the item was ought for a full refund, or call Nestle Consumer Services at 800-628-7679.
Omya is a major supplier of calcium carbonate worldwide. It has 12 plants in North America, seven of which are in the U.S. Its food-grade calcium carbonate is made at its FDA-regulated plant in Superior, Ariz.
Omya calcium carbonate is made from ground limestone. The company recall, issued on Nov. 6 2012, includes seven lots of calcium carbonate sold to food producers in bags ranging in weight from 50 pounds to 2,500 pounds.