June 19, 2009 -- The FDA and CDC today warned people not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products because of possible E. coli contamination.
If you have any of those products, don't eat them. The FDA advises consumers to throw the products out -- and not to eat any raw products that are supposed to be cooked or baked first.
E. coli bacteria can cause abdominal cramping, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea (which may be bloody). Most healthy people recover within a week, but serious complications can arise and are most common in young children, older people, and people with weak immune systems.
The FDA and CDC are investigating reports of E. coli infection that may be linked to eating raw cookie dough. Since March 2009, there have been 66 reports of illness in 28 states.
Those cases include 25 people who were hospitalized, seven of whom had a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which affects the kidneys. No deaths have been reported.
In a news release, Nestle says that "out of an abundance of caution," it's recalling 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.
Nestle is offering a full refund to consumers who return the products to grocery stores. For more information, call Nestle Consumer Services at 800-559-5025 or visit Nestle's web site at www.verybestbaking.com.
Nestle Cookie Dough Recall: Full List
Here is a full list of all Nestle Toll House cookie dough products that are being recalled:
Cookie and Brown Dough Bar:
Cookie Dough Tub:
- Chocolate Chip tub 40 oz
- Chocolate Chip tub 80 oz (5 lb)
- Sugar tub 40 oz
- Gingerbread tub 40 oz
- Peanut Butter tub 40 oz
Tube (Chub) Dough:
- Chocolate Chip tube 16.5 oz
- Chocolate Chip tube 32 oz
Ultimates Cookie Bar Dough:
- Ultimates Peanut Butter Cups, Chips & Chocolate Chunks bar 16 oz
- Ultimates White Chip Macadamia Nut bar 16 oz
- Ultimates Chocolate Chip & Chunks with Pecans bar 16 oz
- Ultimates Chocolate Chip Lovers 16 oz
- Ultimates Turtles bar 16 oz
- Ultimates Peanut Butter Lovers bar 16 oz
- Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Caramel Filling bar 16 oz
- Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Chocolate Filling bar 16 oz
Seasonal Cookie and Brownie Dough:
- Valentine Hearts Sugar Cookie Shapes 15.5 oz
- Valentine Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16 oz
- Fudgy Brownies With Raspberry Filling 19 oz
- Easter Eggs Sugar Cookie Shapes 15.5 oz
- Easter Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16 oz
- Easter Swirled Mini Brownie Bites bar 18 oz
- Red, White & Blue Swirled Choc Chip bar 16 oz
- Halloween Pumpkin Pals Sugar Cookies 13.5 oz
- Halloween Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16 oz
- Halloween Swirled Fudgy Brownies bar 18 oz
- Christmas Shapes Sugar Cookies 15.5 oz
- Christmas Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16 oz
- Christmas Swirled Fudgy Brownies bar 18 oz
- Limited Edition Mint Swirled Chocolate Chip 16 oz
- Valentine Hearts Sugar Cookies 13.5 oz
- Easter Brownie Bar 18 oz
- Easter Bunnies Sugar Cookies 13.5 oz
- Halloween Sugar Shapes 15.5 oz
- Christmas Sugar Cookie Tube 16 oz
- Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Tub 48 oz