Toll House Cookie Dough Recall
If you were thinking of making chocolate chip cookies for Father's Day, better plan to make them from scratch. Nestle has issued a recall of ALL of its prepackaged, refrigerated Toll House Cookie Dough products because of potential E. coli contamination. Since March, 66 people have been sickened, and 25 hospitalized, by these products.
If you have any of these products at home, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises to throw them away. The FDA warns against baking the dough for fear that if you handle the raw stuff as you remove it from its container and place it on a baking sheet, the E. coli bacteria will spread to your hands and all over your kitchen.
E. coli can cause abdominal cramping, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes a bloody stool. Most adults recover within a week, but young children and the elderly are at increased risk of developing severe kidney disease if infected by the bacteria.
Here's the Nestle recall notice and the FDA's press release.
Jennifer LaRue Huget
June 19, 2009; 11:56 AM ET
Categories: Family Health , Food Safety and Recalls
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