Nestle USA is recalling some of its Nesquik chocolate powder because of a possible salmonella risk.
The food maker said Thursday that the Nesquik involved was in 10.9-, 21.8- and 40.7-ounce canisters produced in early October and sold at retailers across the country.
Nestle says it is issuing the recall after its ingredient supplier, Omaya Inc., decided to recall some of the calcium carbonate used in the product due to possible Salmonella contamination. The company says there are no reported illnesses associated with the product.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. It can be life-threatening in infants, the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.
The affected products have a “Best if sold by” date of October 2014.The recall includes the following products and unit production codes, which are located on the bottom of the canister.