E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Cookie Dough Recall

 

Recent news has shown over and over recently how dangerous certain foods can be. So far, we’ve seen peanut butter, spinach, and pistachios recalled after being contaminated or causing sickness. Now, Nestle has announced a dangerous product recall of prepackaged, raw cookie dough. All units of Toll House cookie dough products are subject of the recall.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a strong connection between eating the raw cookie dough suffering from E. coli bacteria. According to the preliminary statistics, there have been 65 people in 29 states who have suffered from E. coli after consuming the refrigerated cookie dough. 25 of the dangerous product victims have been hospitalized.

The contaminated food recall was a voluntary attempt made by Nestle to prevent more E. coli victims. According to the product recall, consumers who have purchased Toll House cookie dough should throw away the product. Stores and restaurants have also been warned to not sell or prepare any cookies made from the product.

E. coli is a potentially fatal bacterium that can cause numerous medical problems. Some of the more common symptoms of E. coli include:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Severe cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

If you or your loved one has experienced any of these symptoms after consuming raw cookie dough, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. Dangerous products can put you and your family at unneeded risk and they can cause severe injuries or even death.