A Nestle cookie dough recall is taking place across America as the company has voluntarily recalled several products. The Nestle recall is happening as a result of fears of illness that may have been traced to Nestle cookie dough products. The Nestle cookie dough recall is working in conjunction with the FDA and the CDC, which feel that illnesses which have occurred could be linked to raw cookie dough. Several different Nestle products are falling under the Nestle cookie dough recall, and consumers are urged to pay attention to which of the Nestle products are being recalled.
According to the Associated Press, “The recall includes refrigerated cookie bar dough, cookie dough tub, cookie dough tubes, limited edition cookie dough items, seasonal cookie dough and Ultimates cookie bar dough.” So be careful when dealing with the any cookie dough from Nestle, as it is possible that the containers have been contaminated somewhere in the process of creation or packaging. The suggestion right now (from the Food and Drug Administration) is to throw away any Nestle Toll House cookie dough products that they might have in their homes.
The extent of the Nestle cookie dough recall isn’t full known at this time, but it is said that all retailers, restaurants, and employees that come in to contact with Nestle Toll House cookie dough products should not serve or sell the products at this time. The main reason behind these fears right now, is that there could be a link between a reported string of E. Coli illnesses and the raw cookie dough. The AP has stated that as many as 25 people have been hospitalized from a total count of 66 reported illnesses. The link could be the Nestle cookie dough, and more details should be revealed as the recall continues. It is a worrisome thought though, that the Nestle cookie dough could be contaminated, and people should not take chances with this product.
To be safe, anyone that has any Nestle Toll House cookie dough in their refrigerator should get rid of it as soon as they can. Some stores may offer refunds for products such as these, and that could be an avenue of recourse, but nobody should be consuming any of the Nestle cookie dough right now. The risk of an illness may be small amongst the different batches of cookie dough, but it is a risk that people should not be taking. E. Coli can become deadly if not treated immediately, and this warming by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control should be heeded.
Source: AP Recall Article and FDA Recall Notice