Nestle Recalls Nesquick for Salmonella Contamination Concerns

Would You Like Your Nesquick with a Side of Salmonella?

Nestle USA recalled its Nesquick chocolate powdered drink mix today when a supplier notified them of salmonella concerns. Omya Inc. produces calcium bicarbonate, which initiated its own recall of the ingredient when they became concerned over salmonella contamination.  The chocolate powder in question was made last month in October and has an expiration date of October 2014.

To the best of Nestle's knowledge, there have been zero reported sickness as a result of the potentially contaminated chocolate powder. However, the company issued the recall in order to prevent any salmonella outbreaks among the public.

“We apologize to our consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this incident,” Nestle USA said in a statement.

Signs That You Have Salmonella Poisoning

Salmonella is a bacteria which can cause food borne illnesses. Humans can become very ill if they are exposed to salmonella through tainted food products, poor hygeine, or even infected humans or animals.

The following symptoms are associated with salmonella poisoning:

  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramps
  • fever
  • severe dehydration
  • death
Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to salmonella poisoning and can experience severe dehydration and even death as the result of a salmonella infection.  For this reason, doctors advocate that these two groups seek immediate medical help for salmonella poisoning.

If You Were Injured By Salmonella in Nesquick

Salmonella poisoning could be deadly in some cases.  Do not wait to seek medical help.  Instead, keep yourself hydrated and if you are not keeping fluids down, seek immediate medical attention.  If you have suffered severe symptoms as the result of a tainted batch of Nesquick, you may want to contact a skilled product liability attorney to review your legal options.