Nestlé Recalls Cookie Dough as Consumers Fall Ill

June 19, 2009

A nationwide recall of all Toll House cookie dough products has been announced due to the risk of E. coli infection, according to Nestlé USA (Nestlé; Glendale, CA).

A nationwide recall of all Toll House cookie dough products has been announced due to the risk of E. coli infection, according to Nestlé USA (Nestlé; Glendale, CA).

While Nestlé states that it has not detected E. coli in its product, FDA (Rockville, MD) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC; Atlanta) have released an official warning to consumers not to eat the refrigerated cookie dough. Since March 2009, 66 cases of illness have been reported to FDA from 28 states, with 25 people hospitalized and seven having developed a complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No fatalities have been reported.

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