June 26, 2009

Cookie Dough Contaminated

E. coli makes it in the news again. Just thought I would share this news for any of you that have missed it (and sacrifice your health to pre-made cookies).

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2009

Media Inquiries: Michael Herndon, 301-796-4673, michael.herndon@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Nestle Toll House Prepackaged, Refrigerated Cookie Dough
Nestle Voluntarily Recalls all Varieties of Prepackaged, Refrigerated Toll House Cookie Dough
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.
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List of products recalled by Nestly

Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz
Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz
Chocolate Chunk bar 16.5oz
Walnut Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz
Jumbo Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz
Oatmeal Raisin bar 16.5oz
Sugar Cookies bar 16.5oz
Sugar Cookies bar 16.5oz
Mini Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz
Mini Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz
Mini Brownie Bites bar 16oz
Fudgy Brownie With Peanut Butter Filling 19oz
Chocolate Chip tub 40oz
Chocolate Chip tub 80oz
Sugar tub 40oz.
Gingerbread tub 40oz
Peanut Butter tub 40oz
Chocolate Chip tube 16.5oz
Chocolate Chip tube 32oz
Ultimates Peanut Butter Cups, Chips & Chocolate Chunks bar 16oz
Ultimates White Chip Macadamia Nut bar 16oz
Ultimates Chocolate Chip & Chunks with Pecans bar 16oz
Ultimates Chocolate Chip Lovers 16oz
Ultimates Turtles bar 16oz
Ultimates Peanut Butter Lovers bar 16oz
Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Caramel Filling bar 16oz
Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Chocolate Filling bar 16oz

List Cont. at Nestly

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