Nestlé USA Baking Division has issued a recall of its Toll House brand refrigerated cookie dough products. This was in response to notification that the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control are investigating a report of E.coli 0157:H7 illnesses that could be related to eating this raw cookie dough. See, your mother was right!
This E.coli can cause abdominal cramping, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Young children and the elderly can also suffer kidney damage from this infection.
Apparently, an unknown number of consumers have reported getting sick after eating the cookie dough. The company has not found any of the bacteria in its products, but is proceeding with the recall while waiting for test results. So should you
Included in the recall:
Refrigerated Cookie Bar Dough
Cookie Dough Tub
Cookie Dough Tube
Limited Edition Cookie Dough items
Seasonal Cookie Dough
Ultimates Cookie Bar Dough
For more specific details see this list.
No other products in the Nestlé Toll House family, including ice cream made with Toll House cookie dough, or pre-baked cookies, are included in this recall.
The recalled items can be returned to your grocer for a full refund. You can also reach Nestlé Consumer Service at 1-800-559-5025 or visit www.verybestbaking.com.