Toll House Cookie Dough Returns With Warning
You may recall the recall of Nestle’s Toll House cookie dough in mid-June. Approximately 72 people became ill after eating the cookie dough raw rather than cooked from E. coli contamination.
With the return of the refrigerated cookie dough to U.S. supermarket shelves comes a warning not to eat cookie dough raw.
Nestle is adding a label to the new shipments of cookie dough which will state they are a “New Batch” and the warning statement “Do not consume raw cookie dough.
Signs and symptoms of E. coli infections typically begin three or four days after exposure to the bacteria, but can occur as soon as one day afterward to more than a week later. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, pain or tenderness, and nausea and vomiting.
The best prevention of E. coli infections includes washing your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom and before preparing or eating food. It is important to cook meats thoroughly and to avoid raw milk and unpasteurized dairy products. Don’t eat raw cookie dough.
For suggestions on how to use the Toll House cookie dough visit Nestle’s web site at www.verybestbaking.com.