Nestle Recalls Toll House Cookie Dough Products

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Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Recall
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FDA warns people of Nestle recall of Cookie Dough products. However, seems that Nestle has no understanding of priority when it comes to its recalls and consumer safety.

Today, because of E. coli O157:H7 worries, Nestle issues Cookie Dough product recall. FDA urges not to use these products. One would think that this is a serious public food safety hazard and would expect Nestle to put a warning information so its customers may see it on the front page. However, Nestle USA's front page is about Nestle that is a company of possibilities. No word about its recall.

The consumer has to click on news section, from there go on Press Release section to see today's Nestle release about the product recall.

Now let's see what FDA and Nestle say about the recall.

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After the Zicam recall two days ago, FDA issued a Nestle recall for the refrigerated Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough. The presence of E. coli is the reason of the product pull-out. FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Nestle Toll House Prepackaged, Refrigerated Cookie Dough.

"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 reports on recall.

"Nestlé USA's Baking Division is initiating a voluntary recall of Nestlé® TOLL HOUSE® refrigerated cookie dough products. Nestlé is taking this action out of an abundance of caution after being notified that the Food and Drug Administration, together with the Centers for Disease Control, are conducting an investigation into reported E. coli 0157:H7 illnesses that may be related to consumption of raw cookie dough.

"A number of consumers reporting illness reported consuming raw Nestlé TOLL HOUSE refrigerated cookie dough. While the E. coli strain implicated in this investigation has not been detected in our product, the health and safety of our consumers is paramount so we are initiating this voluntary recall. We have been and will continue to cooperate fully with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control in this investigation. Providing safe, high quality products to our consumers is our number one priority."

I would like to pose this question for Nestle. Nestle after "a number of consumers reporting illness" in regard to using Cookie Dough products, what is the voluntary part about this recall? We don't understand the ethics of it. By the way, about ethics. Perhaps Nestle could present a better image by posting a big warning about the recall on its home page, not on a secondary page.

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