Nestlé’s NESQUIK Chocolate Powder Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

NESQUIK Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8, and 40.7 ounce canisters was recalled because Nestlé was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc., that it had recalled certain lots of calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is an ingredient in NESQUIK. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.


The NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was distributed nationally. Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall.


The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. The recall is limited to canisters baring specific UPC and production codes. The production code is located on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of “BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.”


The most common symptoms of Salmonella infection are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, which develop within eight to 72 hours of eating or drinking contaminated food. The illness usually lasts for four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. However, salmonellosis can be severe or even life threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention.


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