Welcome! We regret to inform you that the Injury Board National News Desk has been discontinued. Feel free to browse around and enjoy our previously published articles, or visit The Injury Blog Network for the latest in personal injury news.

Nestle Toll House Dough Recall

Posted by Jane Akre
Friday, June 19, 2009 11:22 AM EST
Category: Major Medical, Protecting Your Family
Tags: Food Borne Illness, E. Coli Contamination, Stomach Cramps, Food Poisoning

Toll House cookie dough is recalled because of E. coli contamination. 

Nestle Recall of Toll House Cookie Dough



IMAGE SOURCE:  Wikimedia Commons / Toll House Cookies on a sheet/ author: Kevin Laver


Consumers are being warned by the federal Food and Drug Administration not to consume the popular Nestle Toll House prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough.

The company is recalling all varieties of the dough products due to the risk of contamination with E. coli 0157:H7, a bacterium that causes food borne illness.

Consumers, restaurants and retailers are advised to throw out the product. Even cooking the dough is not recommended because of the possibility the bacteria can transfer to hands and cooking surfaces.

66 reports have come in from 28 states since March of illnesses, usually vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloody diarrhea.  Healthy individuals can usually recover within a week, but the bacteria can lead to serious kidney damage and death among the most susceptible, the very young and elderly.

Individuals experiencing any of these symptoms are advised to contact a doctor, who is required to report the illness to state or local health authorities.

E. coli contamination is frequently associated with contaminated animal products, such as meat.

Nestle is providing a complete listing of the recalled products.    

Consumers who have additional questions about these products should contact Nestle consumer services at 1-800-559-5025 and/or visit their Web site at www.verybestbaking.com.

Toll House products include refrigerated cookie dough in a bar, in a tub, in a tube as well as the limited edition cookie dough items or seasonal cookie dough (for Christmas) and Ultimates cookie bar dough. Other Toll House products are not affected.

No deaths have been associated with this recalls. #


Terry Thometz Injury Board Community Member
Posted by Terry Thometz
Saturday, June 20, 2009 6:38 PM EST

Hello Jane Akre,
Watched the Monsanto story on Brasscheck five minutes ago and immediately put your names on My Hero List. It's a pitifully short list: there are so few left who understand the difference between right and wrong.

Thanks for all you do.

Terry Thometz

Posted by Jane Akre
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:45 PM EST


Thank you so much, I appreciate the comment and good to hear the story is still alive on Brasscheck.

The Canadian film, The Corporation, has our story of going up against Monsanto and Fox in great detail along with other stories of corporate largess. Very good film.

Thanks for writing and caring about ethics!

Posted by James Cool
Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:47 PM EST

Cookie dough is contaminated???

Is nothing sacred!

Comments for this article are closed.

About the National News Desk

Our mission is to seek the complete truth and provide a full and fair account of the events and issues that surround personal safety, accident prevention, and injury recovery.  We are committed to serving the public with honesty and integrity in these efforts.

Hurt in an accident? Contact an Injury Board member

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Enter your email address if you would like to receive email notifications when comments are made on this post.

Email address


RSS Feed

Add the National News Desk to your favorite RSS reader

Add to Google Reader Add to myYahoo Add to myMSN Add to Bloglines Add to Newsgator Add to Netvibes Add to Pageflakes