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FDA Confirms E. Coli In Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough


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7/1/2009
Brent Adams
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On June 30, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that E. coli had been discovered in Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, creating a risk of personal injury.

Nestle USA, the product’s manufacturer, had already issued a recall for the product.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 people from 29 different states have suffered infections from the bacteria, which can result in serious illness.

An FDA release said that 34 people have been sent to the hospital because of E. coli from the dough, including nine which suffered a severe complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can result in kidney failure.

As of June 30, no deaths had been reported.

On June 19, the CDC issued a warning to consumers not to consume any type of Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough based on a study the agency conducted.

The CDC’s Web site says that some kinds of E. coli can cause diarrhea, while other can result in urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, pneumonia, and/or other illnesses.



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