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Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Products Injury Alert- June 2009

FDA, CDC and Nestle USA Baking Division warn consumers to immediately stop consuming Nestlé® TOLL HOUSE® refrigerated cookie dough products due to possible contamination with E. coli bacteria. Recalled products are under investigation in connection with E. Coli food poisoning injuries occurring over 28 states. 

 

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            On June 19, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers to not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestlé Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to a risk they are contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a bacteria that can cause food borne illness and injury, including a very serious kidney failure condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Nestlé, the product’s manufacture, has joined in and issued a nationwide recall of all of its refrigerated Toll House product lines to prevent consumer injury. FDA also warned retailers, restaurateurs, and personnel at food-service operations to not sell or serve any Nestlé Toll House prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough products subject to the recall. (A list of the recalled products appears at the end of this Products injury alert)

            According to the warning published on the FDA’s website, the action was taken based upon results of an epidemiological investigation into an E. Coli outbreak that has been going on since March of this year that presently spans 28 states. Since March 2009, there have been 66 reports of illness. Twenty-five (25) persons were hospitalized; Seven (7) with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. So far, no one is reported to have died.

            FDA advises consumers that any prepackaged, refrigerated Nestlé Toll House cookie dough products in their home should be thrown away and not cooked. Nestlé’s recall announcement asks that any recalled products be returned to the store for a refund. According to the FDA cooking the dough is not recommended because consumers might get the bacteria on their hands and on other cooking surfaces, thus risking injury.

            If you or someone in your household has developed any symptoms of E. coli food poisoning such as abdominal cramping, vomiting or a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools, it should be reported to local health agency and your family doctor contacted. You should also not throw out or return any unused product for refund. The health agency or your doctor may want to test the unused product and you may need it to support an injury claim. Before giving the product to your doctor or a health agency, photographs of all sides should be taken and kept. Your health care provider can obtain a stool culture that can determine if you have an E. coli infection. You should let your health care provider know that you or your family member consumed the suspect product and when it was consumed in relation to your symptoms.

            Pelletieri, Rabstien and Altman represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with an E. coli injury or illness after eating the recalled products, or are waiting for medical confirmation of infection, please contact us at (800) 432-5297 or 609-520-0900, or  through our website’s claim inquiry form on www.pralaw.com. There is no charge for an initial consultation or inquiry.
 

Recalled products according to FDA Press Release

Nestle Toll House Cookie & Brownie Dough      Consumer Unit Code (UPC)

COOKIE & BROWNIE DOUGH BAR           

Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz         0 50000 62231 3

Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz         0 50000 11308 8

Chocolate Chunk bar 16.5oz      0 50000 62235 1

Walnut Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz          0 50000 62233 7

Jumbo Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz          0 50000 62237 5

Oatmeal Raisin bar 16.5oz        0 50000 06219 5

Sugar Cookies bar 16.5oz          0 50000 62244 3

Sugar Cookies bar 16.5oz          0 50000 12178 6

Mini Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz 0 50000 62242 9

Mini Chocolate Chip bar 16.5oz 0 50000 12188 5

Mini Brownie Bites bar 16oz     0 50000 62227 6

Fudgy Brownie With Peanut Butter Filling 19oz  0 50000 00820 9

             

COOKIE DOUGH TUB          

Chocolate Chip tub   40oz          0 50000 62246 7

Chocolate Chip tub 80oz (5 lb)   0 50000 00934 3

Sugar tub 40oz.            0 50000 62253 5

Gingerbread tub 40oz    0 50000 44060 3

Peanut Butter tub 40oz 0 50000 44062 7

             

TUBE DOUGH          

Chocolate Chip tube 16.5oz       0 50000 62239 9

Chocolate Chip tube 32oz          0 50000 00400 3

             

ULTIMATES COOKIE BAR DOUGH

Ultimates Peanut Butter Cups, Chips & Chocolate Chunks bar   16oz
 0 50000 00922 0

Ultimates White Chip Macadamia Nut bar 16oz 0 50000 00923 7

Ultimates Chocolate Chip & Chunks with Pecans bar 16oz    0 50000 00925 1
Ultimates Chocolate Chip Lovers 16oz   0 50000 00926 8

Ultimates Turtles bar 16oz        0 50000 00928 2

Ultimates Peanut Butter Lovers bar 16oz           0 50000 00507 9

Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Caramel Filling bar 16oz 0 50000 44066 5

Ultimates Chocolate Chip with Chocolate Filling bar 16oz      0 50000 44069 6
             

SEASONAL COOKIE & BROWNIE DOUGH           

Valentine Hearts Sugar Cookie Shapes 15.5oz    0 50000 12009 3

Valentine Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz         0 50000 00931 2

Fudgy Brownies With Raspberry Filling 19oz       0 50000 20090 0

Easter Eggs Sugar Cookie Shapes 15.5oz            0 50000 52009 1

Easter Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz              0 50000 00932 9

Easter Swirled Mini Brownie Bites bar 18 oz       0 50000 20093 1

Red, White & Blue Swirled Choc Chip bar 16oz  0 50000 00937 4

Halloween Pumpkin Pals Sugar Cookies 13.5oz   0 50000 06217 1

Halloween Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz        0 50000 00929 9

Halloween Swirled Fudgy Brownies bar 18oz      0 50000 00088 3

Christmas Shapes Sugar Cookies 15.5oz             0 50000 00505 5

Christmas Swirled Chocolate Chip bar 16oz        0 50000 00930 5

Christmas Swirled Fudgy Brownies bar 18oz      0 50000 00089 0

Limited Edition Mint Swirled Chocolate Chip 16oz 
0 50000 00827 8

             

DISCONTINUED VARIETIES           

Valentine Hearts Sugar Cookies 13.5oz  0 50000 44056 6

Easter Brownie Bar 18oz                       0 50000 00518 5

Easter Bunnies Sugar Cookies 13.5oz     0 50000 44058 0

Halloween Sugar Shapes 15.5oz             0 50000 00829 2

Christmas Sugar Cookie Tube 16oz        0 50000 00448 5

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Tub 48 oz.    0 50000 62229 0
 
 
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