Nesquik Chocolate Powder is being voluntarily recalled.
If you’ve got Nesquik on your shelf that has an expiration date of October 2014 it could be contaminated with Salmonella.
Omya Inc., the company that supplies Nestlé with calcium carbonate, one of the drink’s ingredients, has recalled its product because of concerns that some lots are tainted with Salmonella.
Though Salmonella poisoning, which causes bad diarrhea and cramping, usually resolves itself within 72 hours, “salmonellosis can be severe or even life threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems,” according to the recall notice sent by Nestlé.
What if parents stopped buying sugar-laden food-like substances with nonsensical names (that contain misspellings) for their children?
What if we all tried to stop buying heavily marketed packaged crap with cartoon characters on it that pretends to be food and misleadingly proclaims to “build strong bones”?
What if Nestlé, which now owns Gerber, started selling food instead of edible food-like substances and artificial corn syrup laden powdered drinks for infants?
Whether it’s contaminated with Salmonella or not, powdered chocolate loaded with additives to be mixed with milk isn’t food. It’s junk.
Read more about the recall on WSJ’s MarketWatch.