In a latest move one of the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company Nestle has announced voluntary recall of its NESQUIK chocolate powder. The recall is applicable for those powders that come in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. However, the company has cleared that the 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.

The move was taken after 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. Though there have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product but still the company took the step as a precautionary measure to avoid any kind of mishaps in the coming days.

Size

UPC Code

Production Code

40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings)

0 28000 68230 9

2282574810

2282574820

21.8 oz. Chocolate (38 servings)

0 28000 68090 9

2278574810

2278574820

2279574810

2279574820

2284574820

2284574830

2285574810

2285574820

2287574820

2289574810

2289574820

10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings)

0 28000 67990 3

2278574810

Source: USFDA

The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. Consumers can locate the production code on the bottom of the canisters. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.

The FDA has appealed to the consumers and customers that consumers who already possess this affected chocolate powder should not consume it, instead return it to the outlet from where they have purchased it. The manufacturer has promised a full refund of all the affected products and consumers can contact for the same to Nestle Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679

What is Salmonella Infection?

A salmonella infection is a food-borne illness caused by a specific kind of bacteria called as salmonella. This bacterium is transmitted through water, animal feces, raw meats, soil and eggs. If you have some reptile pets they are also likely to transmit this bacterium. Salmonella usually affect the intestine of the victim causing vomiting, fever, and other symptoms that usually resolve without medical treatment. Yet people can avoid it simply by not serving any raw meat and taking care of hygiene.

According to various authorities Salmonella infection affects about 50,000 people across the United States each year and almost one-third of the total population are kids that are of the age of 4 years and below.

Some symptoms of Salmonella are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Lethargy
  • Skin rash
  • Constipation
  • Delirium

Meanwhile Nestle US has apologized for the inconvenience that their consumers have suffered and reiterated that they are willing to serve people for a healthy life and body. They are willing to take all precautionary steps to avoid any kind of mishap that could jeopardize people’s health.