November 9th, 2012
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Nestle is recalling more than 200,000 canisters of its chocolate drink mix Nesquik because of possible contamination of salmonella.

Nestle said the problem occurred on batches of the the mix produced in October. The bottom of the canister says it is best to use by October 2014. The size of the canisters affected are 40.7 ounces, 21.8 ounces, and 10.9 ounces. The two smaller containers have a promotion for the current Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph" on the side of the container and the words "Be a Hero" across the bottom.

Nestle said the problem was caused by ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate. Linda Pleiman, an Omya spokesperson, said that it had notified its other customers of the problem but was not aware of any other recalls at this time.

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  1. Produse din natura din Romania

    I used to be suggested this website by way of my cousin. I'm no longer positive whether this post is written by him as nobody else understand such designated approximately my trouble. You're incredible! Thank you!

    November 15, 2012 at 9:13 am |
  2. Xgregious

    Interesting. The calcium carbonate from the supplier starts as limestone. The only way I can figure the stone was contaminated is bird poop. That makes sense, but would represent a very very very tiny risk to the end consumer of Nesquik. (in my opinion)

    November 10, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  3. Elaine

    I was wondering if this chocolate tainted drink, would also include what I just bought, Nestle Hot Chocolate in the pouches I tell you I have been feeling and running very sickly.
    Thanks for answering me.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  4. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Some kiddies will be sad this weekend.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  5. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Saw that on the news this morning. A lot of Nestle baby formula is made in a factory about 3 blocks from my place.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:29 am |
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