Monday, November 12, 2012

Voluntary Recall of NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder

November 18, 2012
The FDA Philippines issued an advisory concerning the voluntary recall of  NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder because of the possible presence of Salmonella in particular lots of its ingredient, Calcium Carbonate. Although the product is distributed within US only, there is a chance of acquiring them in the Philippines through families in US by balik-bayan box or by other means. Whether you're in US or not, taking note of this advisory is important. 
Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé 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. 
For precautions, still consumers are advised to check the bottom of the canisters and check the product code. All affected canisters are manufactured early October 2012 and bears an expiration date BEST BEFORE OCT 2014. The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes:  
SizeUPC CodeProduction Codes
40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings)0 28000 68230 92282574810
21.8 oz. Chocolate (38 servings)0 28000 68090 92278574810
10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings)0 28000 67990 32278574810
For US residents, if you have bought the affected batch, you can return the product to the place of purchase or call Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

For Philippine consumers, if the affected product ended up on your hands for whatever means, please call DOH FDA at Tel. No. 807-8275.

Resources: DOH-FDA Advisory No. 2012-012
Recall NESQUIK® 2012


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