A voluntary recall has been announced for Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after reported E. coli illnesses may have been caused by consuming the company’s raw cookie dough. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are performing an investigation into reported E. coli illnesses associated with Nestle Toll House cookie dough.
There have been numerous reports made by consumers that they became ill after eating raw Nestle Toll House cookie dough. The press release regarding the recall had a statement from Nestle that read, “While the E. coli strain implicated in this investigation has not been detected in our product, the health and safety of our consumers is paramount so we are initiating this voluntary recall.” Nestle goes on to say that they are cooperating with the FDA and CDC in the investigation.
The products included in the recall are all varieties of Nestle Toll House refrigerated Cookie Bar Dough, Cookie Dough Tub; Cookie Dough Tube; Limited Edition Cookie Dough items; Seasonal Cookie Dough and Ultimates Cookie Bar Dough.
Other Nestle Toll House products, such as already baked cookies purchased outside the home, chocolate morsels, chocolate baking bars and cocoa have not been affected by the recall.
Nestle reminds consumers in the press release that raw cookie dough should not be consumed and that this warning is on their packaging.