I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I want to inform the readers of this blog of a new voluntary recall due to possible salmonella contamination.  A few weeks ago we learned that certain peanut butter products were contaminated with salmonella.  Now we learn that the popular chocolate powder drink, NESQUIK, is possibly contaminated as well!  What’s next? Nutella?

Nestlé USA’s NESQUIK Chocolate Powder

On November 8, 2012, Nestlé USA voluntarily recalled limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK Chocolate Powder due to possible salmonella contamination of an ingredient contained in NESQUIK.  The contaminated ingredient is Calcium carbonate, which is supplied by Omya Inc.  Apparently, Nestlé initiated their recall when Omya Inc. notified them that they had recalled certain lots of calcium carbonate due to possible salmonella contamination.

Recalled Product Information:

  • Product Name: NESQUIK Chocolate Powder
  • Recalling Firm: Nestlé USA
  • Size & UPC Codes:
    • 40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings): 0 28000 68230 9
    • 21.8 oz. Chocolate (38 servings): 0 28000 68090 9
    • 10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings): 0 28000 67990 3
  • “Best By” Date: Oct 2014
  • Container: Canisters

To view photos of the recalled NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, click here.

Illnesses To Date:

There have been no reported illnesses to date.


Consumers who have purchased the recalled NESQUIK Chocolate Powder are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Additional Information

Customers with additional questions regarding the recall may contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.  For quick answers regarding the recall, you can go directly to the FDA recall page.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.