Nestle Recalling Nesquik Over Salmonella Contamination

According to a report issued by CNNMoney on November 8, Nestle is recalled more than 200,000 canisters of its chocolate drink mix Nesquik due to possible salmonella contamination. People infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis. Nestle said the problem occurred in batches of the mix produced in October of this year. The bottom of the Nesquik canisters in question advises consumers to use the product by October 2014. The various 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 new Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph on the side and the words “Be a Hero” on the bottom. Nestle said the problem originated from its ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. Its spokesperson Linda Pleiman said that Omya has notified its customers of the problem but was not aware of any other recalls at this time. Nestle said that there have been no reports of illness at this time. Consumers who have purchased the product can return to the place of purchase for a full refund. For additional inquiries, please contact Nestle Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679. It is the responsibility of retail food distribution companies and services to follow FDA established safety and cleanliness protocols. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been sickened because of a violation, please contact Finkelstein & Partners immediately.