Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough Recalled


Well, this is the duh, don’t eat raw cookie dough moment.  And especially don’t eat Nestle Toll House cookie dough which is suspected of being contaminated with E. coli bacteria prompting Nestle USA to issue a voluntary recall of the product.  The FDA reports that 66 people have been sickened by the dough – 25 seriously enough to be hospitalized.  7 have developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) which can cause kidney damage and death.  The young and elderly are most susceptible to HUS.

It is not clear how many of the 66 victims ate raw cooking dough, but I would guess a high percentage.   Even handling the tainted dough poses a risk,  therefore the FDA advises consumers to discard any prepackaged Toll House cookie dough recently purchased.

If you must get your cookie fix, have a few Oreos or 4 Vanilla Wafers (not more) or a handful of pink frosted animal crackers, my personal favorite, with a super homogenized, double pasteurized milk chaser (if there is such a thing) just in case.

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