Nestle USA Announces Voluntary Recall of NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder

      Nestle USA Announces Voluntary Recall of NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder

PR Newswire

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle USA announced the
voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestle NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in
the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to
only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other
varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink
are affected by this recall.




Nestle is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was
notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of
certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of
Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have
been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the
affected product.

To ensure the safety of consumers, Nestle is recalling selected NESQUIK
Chocolate Powder. The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and
production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:

Size               UPC Code        Production Codes
40.7 oz. Chocolate                 2282574810
                   0 28000 68230 9 2282574820
(72 servings)
21.8 oz. Chocolate                 2284574820
                   0 28000 68090 9 2284574830
(38 servings)                      2285574810
10.9 oz. Chocolate
                   0 28000 67990 3 2278574810
(19 servings)

The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012.
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.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should
not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a
full refund or contact Nestle Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

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.

Nestle is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers. For these
reasons, the company initiated this voluntary recall. We apologize to our
consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this incident.

Media contacts:

Hannah Coan, Nestle USA – Glendale, CA; 818.549-6235 or

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