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Nestle Nesquik Recall: Citing Salmonella Concern


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Nestle announced Thursday a voluntary recall of the chocolate powder Nesquik.

The potentially tainted batches were produced last month and sold nationwide. The recall is limited to 10.9, 21.8, and 40.7-ounce canisters of the chocolate powder; consumers should examine these for October 2014 expiration dates.

According to WebMD, Nestle has limited the Nesquik recall to these specific products:

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To find the production code, look 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."

If you have one of the recalled canisters, do not use it. Customers may return the products to the place they bought them for a full refund, or call Nestle Consumer Services at 800-628-7679 .

The Nestle recall stems from a recall issued by Omya Inc. - a supplier of calcium carbonate. According to the press release, certain lots of their product is recalled due to possible presence of Salmonella. The calcium carbonate is an ingredient in numerous processed foods such as chewing gums to enriched foods.

According to the CDC, persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Sometimes, hospitalization is required.

This latest recall falls on the heels of a multi-state problem with Salmonella outbreaks from peanut butter.