June 30, 2009

Cookie dough tests positive for E.coli

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it found E.coli O157:H7 in a sample of pre-packaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough.

The federal agency said the prepackaged sample of Nestle cookie dough, which has been recalled, came from a Nestle facility in Danville, Va. Production at the plant was suspended earlier this month.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said as of Thursday, 69 people from 29 states have been infected with the outbreak strain of bacteria. Thirty-four persons have been hospitalized, nine with a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome. No one has died.

Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact Nestle USA at 800-559-5025. A listing of recalled Nestle products is available at: http://www.verybestbaking.com/products/tollhouse/product-recall.aspx.