The FDA and Nestle recall Toll House Cookie Dough for possible E. coli contamination.

West Palm Beach, FL–(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Prepackaged Nestle Toll House cookie dough has been recalled from grocery store shelves, due to an E. coli contamination warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/.

Consumers have been instructed by the FDA to throw away any prepackaged, refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough products. The FDA is not recommending cooking the cookie dough, because the E. Coli bacteria may be transferred onto cooking surfaces and consumer’s hands.

E. coli O157:H7, also known as Escherichia coli, is a bacterium capable of cause serious food poisoning in humans, according to Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org. E. coli infection is characterized by abdominal cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea. Usually healthy adults will recover completely within a week. Elderly and young children are at a higher risk for developing hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), and even death if the bacteria infection is not properly treated. If you feel you, or one of your family members show symptoms of E. coli infection, you should contact your health care provider or doctor immediately. Any illnesses associated with the Toll House cookie dough contamination should be reported to state and local health authorities immediately.

Toll House cookie dough, manufactured and marketed under Nestle USA, is reported to be fully cooperating with FDA and CDC officials in the ongoing E. coli investigation. The recall is based on a developing epidemiological study by several state and local health departments in conjunction with the CDC. The study reported 66 cases of illness, 25 hospitalizations, with 7 cases of HUS, since March 2009.

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