Nestle USA has announced a voluntary recall of Nesquik chocolate powder canisters due to possible salmonella contamination, according to a press release.
Although there have been no reported incidents of illness related to the product, Nesquik stated they decided on the voluntary recall after one of their suppliers, Omya, Inc., issued several recalls due to the possible presence of salmonella in their calcium carbonate.
The recalled canisters were produced in Oct. 2012 and distributed nationally with an expiration date of Best Before Oct. 2014, states the release. According to Nesquik, the chocolate powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters are the only products affected.
The following UPC and product codes have been recalled:Size UPC Codes Product Codes 40.7 oz. Chocolate 0 28000 68230 9 2282574810 2282574820 21.8 oz. Chocolate 0 28000 68090 9 2278574810 2278574820 2279574810 2279574820 2284574820 2284574830 2285574810 2285574820 2287574820 2289574810 2289574820 10.9 oz. Chocolate 0 28000 67990 3 2278574810
Customers who have purchased a product with a UPC code listed above should not consume the powder and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestle Consumer Services at 800-628-7679
This Nesquik recall comes after two other recent recalls. Kellogg's recalled some varities of their Frosted Mini-Wheats in October, and there was a large peanut butter recall that same month.