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Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough could have bacteria contamination

By By FDA & CDC

(WKTV) - The FDA and the CDC are warning consumers not eat prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to a risk of bacteria contamination. E. coli bacteria is a dangerous bacteria that causes food borne illnesses. Nestle has voluntarily recalled the products and says they always warn consumers to not eat raw cookie dough.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE FDA:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning consumers not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to the risk of contamination with E. coli O157:H7 (a bacterium that causes food borne illness).

The FDA advises that if consumers have any prepackaged, refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough products in their home that they throw them away. Cooking the dough is not recommended because consumers might get the bacteria on their hands and on other cooking surfaces.

Retailers, restaurateurs, and personnel at other food-service operations should not sell or serve any Nestle Toll House prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough products subject to the recall.

Nestle USA, which manufactures and markets the Toll House cookie dough, is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation by the FDA and CDC. The warning is based on an ongoing epidemiological study conducted by the CDC and several state and local health departments. Since March 2009 there have been 66 reports of illness across 28 states. Twenty-five persons were hospitalized; 7 with a severe complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). No one has died.

E. coli O157:H7 causes abdominal cramping, vomiting and a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. Most healthy adults can recover completely within a week. Young children and the elderly are at highest risk for developing HUS, which can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

Individuals who have recently eaten prepackaged, refrigerated Toll House cookie dough and have experienced any of these symptoms should contact their doctor or health care provider immediately. Any such illnesses should be reported to state or local health authorities.

The FDA reminds consumers they should not eat raw food products that are intended for cooking or baking before consumption. Consumers should use safe food-handling practices when preparing such products, including following package directions for cooking at proper temperatures; washing hands, surfaces, and utensils after contact with these types of products; avoiding cross contamination; and refrigerating products properly. 
 

Description Consumer
Unit Code (UPC)
Nestle Toll House Cookie & Brownie Dough  
COOKIE & BROWNIE DOUGH BAR  
Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz 0 50000 62231 3
Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz  0 50000 11308 8
Chocolate Chunk bar  16.5oz 0 50000 62235 1
Walnut Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz 0 50000 62233 7
Jumbo Chocolate Chip bar  16.5oz 0 50000 62237 5
Oatmeal Raisin bar  16.5oz 0 50000 06219 5
Sugar Cookies bar  16.5oz 0 50000 62244 3
Sugar Cookies bar  16.5oz 0 5000012178 6
Mini Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz 0 50000 62242 9
Mini Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz 0 5000012188 5
Mini Brownie Bites bar  16oz 0 50000 62227 6
Fudgy Brownie With Peanut Butter Filling 19oz 0 50000 00820 9
   
COOKIE DOUGH TUB  
Chocolate Chip tub   40oz 0 50000 62246 7
Chocolate Chip tub  80oz (5 lb) 0 50000 00934 3
Sugar tub  40oz. 0 50000 62253 5
Gingerbread tub  40oz 0 50000 44060 3
Peanut Butter tub  40oz 0 50000 44062 7
   
TUBE (CHUB) DOUGH  
Chocolate Chip tube  16.5oz 0 50000 62239 9
Chocolate Chip tube  32oz 0 50000 00400 3
   
ULTIMATES COOKIE BAR DOUGH  
Ultimates Peanut Butter Cups, Chips & Chocolate Chunks bar   16oz 0 50000 00922 0
Ultimates White Chip Macadamia Nut bar  16oz 0 50000 00923 7
Ultimates Chocolate Chip & Chunks with Pecans bar  16oz 0 50000 00925 1
Ultimates Chocolate Chip Lovers  16oz 0 50000 00926 8
Ultimates Turtles bar  16oz 0 50000 00928 2
Ultimates Peanut Butter Lovers bar  16oz 0 50000 00507 9
Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Caramel Filling bar  16oz 0 50000 44066 5
Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Chocolate Filling  bar  16oz 0 50000 44069 6
   
SEASONAL COOKIE & BROWNIE DOUGH  
Valentine Hearts Sugar Cookie Shapes 15.5oz 0 50000 12009 3
Valentine Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz 0 50000 00931 2
Fudgy Brownies With Raspberry Filling 19oz 0 50000 20090 0
Easter Eggs Sugar Cookie Shapes 15.5oz 0 50000 52009 1
Easter Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz 0 50000 00932 9
Easter Swirled Mini Brownie Bites bar 18 oz 0 50000 20093 1
Red, White & Blue Swirled Choc Chip bar 16oz 0 50000 00937 4
Halloween Pumpkin Pals Sugar Cookies 13.5oz 0 50000 06217 1
Halloween Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz 0 50000 00929 9
Halloween Swirled Fudgy Brownies bar 18oz 0 50000 00088 3
Christmas Shapes Sugar Cookies 15.5oz 0 50000 00505 5
Christmas Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz 0 50000 00930 5
Christmas Swirled Fudgy Brownies bar 18oz 0 50000 00089 0
Limited Edition Mint Swirled Chocolate Chip 16oz 0 50000 00827 8
   
Discontinued Varieties  
Valentine Hearts Sugar Cookies 13.5oz 0 50000 44056 6
Easter Brownie Bar 18oz 0 50000 00518 5
Easter Bunnies Sugar Cookies 13.5oz 0 50000 44058 0
Halloween Sugar Shapes  15.5oz 0 50000 00829 2
Christmas Sugar Cookie Tube 16oz 0 50000 00448 5
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Tub 48 oz. 0 50000 62229 0

 

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