Nestle Cookie Dough and E. coli Outbreak
On June 19, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers against eating any Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products because of their risk of E. coli food poisoning contamination. The CDC and several state and local health departments conducted a study that identified 69 persons in 29 states infected with the E. coli strain. Approximately 34 people were hospitalized and diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
The FDA has advised consumers to dispose of any prepackaged refrigerated Nestle Cookie Dough products in a safe manner. Individuals who have already consumed products involved in the Nestle Cookie Dough recall should consult with their health care provider immediately.
Symptoms of E. coli
E.coli symptoms caused by infection are abdominal cramps, fever, headache, and vomiting. Most healthy adults can recover within a week. The young and the elderly are at higher risk of developing HUS, which can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
Nestle Cookie Dough Lawsuit
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