Nestle(R) TOLL HOUSE(R) Refrigerated Cookie Dough Recall Update – July 9, 2009
Today, the FDA provided its summary findings resulting from its recent inspection of the Nestle Danville facility. The report is called a “Form FDA 483″. The 483 reflects the inspector’s observations and is designed to ensure that the company’s manufacturing operations are in compliance with current regulatory requirements.
Federal investigators, who spent more than a week at the
The 483 reported two observations. Neither of these observations is believed to have any relationship to the presence of E. coli O157:H7 found in the retained production sample. The first observation was related to the design of a gate valve used on a hopper for dry ingredients. The valve required a smoother and more polished surface to allow for easier cleaning. The second observation noted by the FDA was condensate dripping from a refrigeration pipe onto a metal “rake” (i.e., a large metal spatula) used to scrape cookie dough from the mixer. Both of the observations have been corrected.
As part of the inspection, and through additional independent testing, more than 1,000 tests have been performed at the
Nestle announced the voluntary recall of all Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough on
The recall also does not include any Nestle Professional(TM) cookie dough products that were destined for foodservice use, including frozen Nestle Toll House cookie dough and cookie dough “mix-ins” purchased outside the home.
Consumers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them. Instead, we ask that consumers return these products to their local grocer for a full refund. We also strongly advise consumers that cookie dough should not be eaten raw as our product labels caution. Consumers with questions should contact Nestle Consumer Services at 1-800-559-5025 or visit our web site at www.verybestbaking.com.