What’s the Problem?
On June 19, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public health announcement warning U.S. consumers note to eat Nestlé Toll House brand cookie dough, after the agencies reported that they had received complaints from at least 69 persons in 29 states claiming that the cookie dough caused them to get sick with E. coli O157:H7 (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness).
On June 29, 2009 the FDA has confirmed that it has officially found E. coli O157:H7 in a sample of prepackaged Nestlé Toll House cookie dough. The contaminated sample was collected at Nestlé’s facility in Danville, Virginia, on June 25, 2009.
The Dangers of E. Coli
E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that can cause serious foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection include severe and often bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Usually, little or no fever is present. Onset of illness can occur anytime between one to eight days after eating a contaminated food product. Most healthy adults recover within a week. Young children and the elderly are at higher risk for developing Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) as a result of the infection. HUS can lead to serious kidney damage and death.
Cookie Dough Recall Resources
Currently, Nestlé has recalled all types and lots of any Nestlé Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products. Below are some links that offer detailed information about this recall / outbreak.
- CDC – Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Eating Raw Refrigerated, Prepackaged Cookie Dough
- 6/29/09 – FDA Confirms E. Coli O157:H7 in Prepackaged Nestlé Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough
- 6/19/09 – FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Nestle Toll House Prepackaged, Refrigerated Cookie Dough
Do I have a Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm are experienced teams of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in cookie dough recall lawsuits. We are handling individual Nestlé Toll House brand cookie dough lawsuits nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a food poisoning illness after eating Nestlé Toll House cookie dough products, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries by filing a suit and we can help.