Nesquik, Spinach Recalled Over Salmonella Worries

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    Some canisters of Nesquik and some packages of Fresh Express Spinach have been voluntarily recalled as a precaution.

    Chocolate powder and packages of spinach have been recalled because of a possible risk of salmonella exposure.

    Nestle USA said Thursday that it is voluntarily recalling Nesquik sold in its 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7-ounce canisters across the country in early October. The affected products have an expiration date of October 2014.

    Nestle said it issued the recall after its ingredient supplier decided to recall some of the calcium carbonate used in the product because of possible salmonella contamination.

    Fresh Express Inc. is also voluntarily recalling some nine-ounce packages of spinach. The Fresh Express Spinach has a use-by date of Nov. 7 and a product code of S299B25.

    Company officials said the recall is the result of a random sample that tested positive for salmonella.

    Both companies said there are no reported illnesses associated with either of the products.

    The Nesquik recall includes the following products:

    • 40.7-ounce powder with UPC 0 28000 68230 9 2282574810 2282574820
    • 21.8-ounce powder with UPC 0 28000 68090 9 2278574810 2278574820 2279574810 2279574820 2284574820 2284574830 2285574810 2285574820 2287574820 2289574810 2289574820
    • 10.9-ounce powder with UPC 0 28000 67990 3 2278574810

    Customers can return the product for a refund, Nestle said. Customers can call Nestle Consumer Services at 800-628-7679.

    Fresh Express said customers who purchased the recalled salad should throw it out. The company is offering a full refund. Customers can call the company at 800-242-5472 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

    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.