E. Coli Fears Prompt Recall of Toll House Cookie Dough

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 19, 2009 10:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nestle is voluntarily recalling Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after a number of illnesses were reported by those who ate the dough raw. The FDA and CDC are investigating reported E. coli illnesses that might be related, the company said. Sixty-six reports of illness in 28 states have come in since March, and about 25 people have been hospitalized. No one has died.

The recall includes refrigerated cookie bar dough, cookie dough tub, cookie dough tubes, limited edition cookie dough items, seasonal cookie dough, and Ultimates cookie bar dough. The FDA advises consumers to throw any such products away. The recall does not affect any other Toll House products.