Sad news for the chocolate world today. Nestle's has recalled their refrigerated cookie dough after the FDA concluded the possibility of an Ecoli bacteria having invaded the product. Nothing is said of the actual chocolate chips we use in our everyday cooking and baking, but the pre-packaged cookie dough has been taken off the market until further investigation.
Go to these links for more information. I'm so heartbroken for the company. Next to Hershey's. Nestle is what a use on a regular basis (except for Abuelitas).
This is a quick post just FYI. The news merits everyone taking precautions. Please go the attached links and read some more.
The FDA says:
The FDA says:
"The recall includes refrigerated cookie bar dough, cookie dough tub, cookie
dough tubes, limited edition cookie dough items, seasonal cookie dough and
Ultimates cookie bar dough. It extends to chocolate chip dough and other
varieties, including gingerbread, sugar and peanut butter cookie dough. It does
not affect any other Toll House products, including ice cream that contains Toll
House raw cookie dough.The FDA also said consumers should not try to cook the
dough, even though eating cooked dough would be safe, because consumers might
get bacteria on their hands and on counters and other cooking surfaces.E. coli
is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration
and, in the most severe cases, kidney failure."
The Nestle Press Release: