A Nesquik recall due to salmonella contamination, one of many overall salmonella recalls in 2012 in the world of shelf-stable groceries, affects three varieties of the product — but the company assures consumers that much of their product line is still safe to consume.
The Nesquik recall does not affect the ready to drink or liquid varieties of the product, instead remaining limited to the powdered, stir-in Nesquik chocolate flavor. Nestle Nesquik® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8, and 40.7 ounce canisters encompasses the three varieties named in the recall, one Nestle says in a press release is due to supplier ingredient issues with salmonella:
“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.”
Per Nestle, the Nesquik cited in the recall was manufactured in October of this year, and has a best-by date of October 2014. The recalled Nesquik bears the following UPC codes on the following sizes:
40.7 oz. Nesquik Chocolate, 72 servings
0 28000 68230 9
21.8 oz. Nesquik Chocolate, 38 servings
0 28000 68090 9
10.9 oz. Nesquik Chocolate, 19 servings
0 28000 67990 3
Consumers who are affected by the Nesquik recall are advised to return the product to the point of purchase for a full refund of sale price, or they may call Nestle Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679 for more information.