WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Nestle USA has issued a major recall of Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The recall is limited only to Nesquik Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. Nestle removed these canisters from distribution after being notified of a possible contamination by one of their ingredient suppliers, Omya Inc, which supplies calcium carbonate.
There have been no reports of any illnesses so far.
The affected Nesquik Chocolate Powder was produced in Oct. 2012, with the following production codes, which can be found on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the expiration date of BEST BEFORE OCT 2014:
Size UPC Code Production Codes
40.7 oz. Chocolate
0 28000 68230 9 2282574810
21.8 oz. Chocolate
0 28000 68090 9 2278574810
10.9 oz. Chocolate
0 28000 67990 3 2278574810
Consumers who may have purchased the affected product 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.