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Nestlé recalls popular children's drink mix for possible contamination concerns

Many California parents rely on our blog to keep them up to date on the most recent recalls that could potentially put their children in significant danger. For those parents who may buy the popular Nesquik powder mix, a new recall from the Food and Drug Administration has consumers checking their cupboards to see if they may have accidentally purchased a contaminated batch of the product in recent months.

According to the FDA, they received word from Nestlé stating that they believed that certain batches of Nesquik could have become contaminated with salmonella. Nestlé later confirmed this suspicion when the company was notified by an ingredient supplier of theirs, Omaya Inc., that they had issued a recall for the calcium carbonate that is used in Nesquik.

Currently, Nestlé has announced a voluntary recall of Nesquik in three different sized containers. The recall is only limited to Nesquik Chocolate Powder in 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters with an expiration date of October 2014; no other sizes or flavors are included in the recall.

Because the product was distributed nationally, parents across the United States are wondering how this recent salmonella contamination will affect their children. Consumers expect a certain level of standard from nationally recognized brands such as Nestlé. Especially with food products, we expect that food safety procedures are being adhered to and that the food we put in our mouths is free from contaminants that could make us sick.

At present time, there have been no cases of salmonella poisoning reported that can be connected to the recalled product. Nestlé has issued a formal apology to its customers, guaranteeing them a full refund if they do decide to return the potentially dangerous product.

Source: ThePatch.com, "RECALL: Nestle Nesquick Chocolate Powder Recalled for Salmonella," Rebecca Jaskot, Nov. 15, 2012

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