Nestle is removing the canisters from distribution because it 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. The good news: there have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.
Nestle is recalling selected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. The recall is limited to theses sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. (click link for list)
The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced in 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.