Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to the recall of all varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough.
The product may be contaminated with E.coli O157:H7 according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We are warning Georgians not to eat this product,” Irvin said. “There is a risk of contamination with E. coli O157:H7, a bacterium that causes food borne illness.”
Consumers with any of the prepackaged, refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough should discard the product immediately, Irvin said. Cooking the dough is not recommended due to cross contamination that may occur when the bacterium is transferred to hands or cooking surfaces.
In addition to consumers, retailers, restaurateurs and personnel at food-service operations should not sell or serve any Nestle Toll House prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough products subject to the recall.
E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often associated with bloody stools. Young children, the elderly and those with a compromised immune system are most at risk to illness that could lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
Individuals who have recently eaten prepackaged, refrigerated Nestles Toll House cookie dough — and have experienced any of these symptoms — should contact a medical professional immediately.
The FDA reminds consumers they should never eat raw food products that are intended for cooking or baking before consumption.
Consumers with questions should contact Nestle consumer services at 1-800-559-5025 and/or visit their Web site at www.verybestbaking.com.
The Department of Agriculture also is alerting consumers with an allergy or sensitivity to eggs to the recall of a kosher soup mix.
Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Knorr® Kosher Soup Mix – Chicken Vegetable Flavor with Pasta (imported from Israel) because it contains eggs without listing them on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The soup mix is packed in a 2.18 oz (62 g) pouch. Its UNIT UPC is 4800170660 (located on the back of the pouch under the bar code). The recall includes all “BEST-IF-USED-BY” dates (located on a panel next to the UPC). The product was distributed nationwide.
Consumers who have the recalled soup mix are asked to discard it and call 877-270-7412, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall and to request a full refund.