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Nestle Recalls Nesquik After Salmonella Concern

Lizzie Pereira |
November 12, 2012 | 11:42 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Nesquik recalled after salmonella concern (Creative Commons/Flickr).
Nesquik recalled after salmonella concern (Creative Commons/Flickr).
Nestle USA announced a voluntary recall after a possible salmonella contamination in their Nesquik chocolate powder. 

The recall was put out after Omya Inc., a Nestle supplier, issued their own recall for their calcium carbonate, an ingredient used in the Nesquik powder. Fearing that the tainted ingredient could be found in the powder, Nestle decided to withdraw the product. 

According to a press release issued by Nestle, the recalled product was made in October and was packaged in the 10.9, 21.8, and 40.7-ounce containers. The containers are marked by an expiration date of October 2014. All other container sizes should not be contaminated. 

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

No Nesquik-related illnesses have been reported so far. Nestle is telling their consumers to return the possibly contaminated product to the place of purchase or call the Nestle customer service. 

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