Nestle Toll House cookie dough recalled

From the Georgia Department Agriculture:

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 says. "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 says. 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 website at