Archive for June, 2009

Nestle Cookie Dough Recall

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

The FDA and CDS have warned consumers not to eat any varieties of Nestle Toll House prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough due to the risk of contamination by E. coli virus.  This is due to 66 reports of illness from 28 states since March 2009.  Twenty five people were hospitalized, while seven people suffered a severe complication known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).  Young children and the elderly are at an especially  high risk of developing HUS, which can lead to kidney damage and possibly even death, although no deaths have been reported yet.

The FDA has advised anyone who has prepackaged, refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough they should throw it away.  It is not advised to cook the dough, because even though cooking will kill the bacteria a person could get the bacteria on kitchen surfaces or his or her hands and still get sick.  If you have eaten this prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough and experience symptoms like abdominal cramping, vomiting, or diarrhea you should seek medical attention immediately.
As of June 21, 2009 and according to the Nestle website the only products included in this recall are prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough products.  You can visit the website to see the press release issued by the Nestle company by clicking here.