Nestle Recalls Chocolate Powder

Nestle has voluntarily recalled its powder used to make hot chocolate because of a possible Salmonella risk. Although no illnesses have been reported, the company is taking precautions because its supplier of calcium carbonate, an ingredient in the mix, announced a recall.

On its website, Nestle posted this statement about the decision:

Nestle recall

At the end of its recall notice posted on the FDA website, the company apologized:

"Nestlé is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this voluntary recall. We apologize to our consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this incident."

Discussion Starters:

  • After reading the recall notice, would you avoid similar products, or are you convinced that this is an isolated event?
  • As of this writing, Nestle hasn't posted anything on its Facebook page. Why do you think that is? Is that a good decision?