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RECALL: Nestle’s Toll House Cookie Dough

By Jackie Burrell
Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 am in Health & Safety, Toy Recalls.

Chocolate Chip cookie Egad! Nestle just issued a recall for its Toll House cookie dough – the ready-made stuff in the refrigerator case that we all nibble on – after several dozen people fell ill with E. coli-related diseases… after nibbling on raw cookie dough. The Food and Drug Administration says 66 people have gotten sick since March, 25 seriously enough to be hospitalized. Nestle got word yesterday and by this morning had joined the FDA in telling people to toss any refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough, including the stuff in the flats, the tubs and the tubes; limited and seasonal editions; chocolate chip, gingerbread, sugar and peanut butter too. Not affected: cookie dough ice cream.

The FDA also said that tempting as it may be to actually bake the cookies, since your oven’s high temps will kill any E.coli, don’t do it. The bacteria could land on your hands and kitchen counters during preparation.

So what’s a cookie lover to do? Aw honey, bake ‘em from scratch. Mmmm, cookies…

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One Response to “RECALL: Nestle’s Toll House Cookie Dough”

  1. Violet Moore Says:

    Nestle is my favorite cookie dough when no time to make from scratch. I usually sample the dough from the package. This will break the habit for me.

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