Recall: Nestle NESQUIK Chocolate Powder Recalled for Salmonella

Nestle is recalling NESQUIK Chocolate Powder from store shelves, including local Schnucks stores and area grocers, for potential Salmonella contamination.

Information provided from the Food and Drug Administration:

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.

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Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.

To ensure the safety of consumers, Nestlé is recalling selected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:

SizeUPC CodeProduction Codes 40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings) 0 28000 68230 9 2282574810
2282574820 21.8 oz. Chocolate (38 servings) 0 28000 68090 9 2278574810
2289574820 10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings) 0 28000 67990 3 2278574810

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The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

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.

Nestlé is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this voluntary recall. We apologize to our consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this incident.

Sandra Bankston November 18, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I had salmonella poisoning from this and was very sick. I am afraid of using any nestle products now.
Candace Jarrett November 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Tammy, return it to the place of purchase for a full refund and/or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.
Candace Jarrett November 18, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that Sandra. It is tough to trust something again after it makes you sick. God bless you. I'm glad you are now OK!
Bobbie Hamilton November 20, 2012 at 09:11 AM
Ok..so Nestle and Purina are the same company...my dogs got sick and 2 died within HOURS of eating from a fresh bag of Purina Puppy Chow November 17. Could it be linked? Purina has not returned my phone calls or messages....
Candace Jarrett November 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM
They are one company Bobbie. I don't see where there are currently any Purina recalls. There was a voluntary one well over five years ago. I would have your dogs autopsied if you believe the food was the source and don't get rid of the bag. Ask the vet about next steps and who can test the food for you. We fed our dog Puppy Chow as a puppy and never had any issues so it could be allergens.


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