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Nestle's Toll House Cookie Dough Returns to Supermarket Shelves

Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough Makes a Comeback

One of the food industry's more massive headlines occurred at the end of June, when a deadly strain of E. coli bacteria was discovered in a batch of Nestlé Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. Two months later, Nestle is returning its dough batter to shelves — albeit with an important warning.

At least 66 people in 28 states reported getting sick from the product. Nearly all of the victims were female, under the age of 19, and reported eating raw dough before experiencing symptoms. In response, Nestlé voluntarily recalled 3.6 million packages of its cookie dough, and shuttered the portion of its Danville, VA, plant as federal investigators tried to determine the source of contamination. After completely disassembling the equipment in the plant for inspection and sanitizing, the company is shipping out fresh refrigerated cookie dough packs. To help shoppers identify it as new and improved, the package now contains a blue, star-shaped seal that says "New Batch" — along with the warning "Do not consume raw cookie dough" on both the front and back.

Are you excited to hear that Toll House cookies are back — or are you afraid to eat them? What do you think of the new warning labeling? Does the recall situation make you reconsider the idea of eating raw cookie dough straight out of the package?

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I haven't eaten raw cookie dough since freshman year of parents gave me a tube of Nestle Toll House cookie dough and told me to bake some cookies for me and my roommate. Well, I ended up eating the whole tube by myself and I was so queasy after that. Haven't touched the stuff since, E. coli infested or not.
komler komler 8 years
There are alternatives to buying pre-made cookie dough with eggs - Google "cookie dough without eggs" and things like comes up. I haven't tasted any of them, though.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
I will continue to eat the raw cookie dough. That's the best part of baking cookies!
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 8 years
i didnt know there was an ecoli problem...ive been eating it anyway! though near the end of last semester i was introduced to a "safe" egg company that had a cookie dough recipe challenge...each contestant made a batch of cookie dough with the safe to eat raw eggs and there was a tasting contest!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
:sigh: The lack of common sense in this country today . . . If people want to eat raw cookie dough they will, even with the possibility of getting sick. Hello raw eggs. That being said, I stll enjoy raw cookie dough and will eat a lil, knowing full well it's MY own darn fault if I get sick.
kulikuli kulikuli 8 years
Can't help it, i know it's not good for you but cookie dough is such a feel good snack i can't give it up.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
I never stopped eating it... so, so delicious.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I know we aren't supposed to eat raw cookie dough, but it is so delicious!
lauren lauren 8 years
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
i didn't even know that there was an issue! well i don't usually eat the raw cookie dough, i'm weird and get grossed out by the thought of raw eggs in there. i'd still buy it. it looks like they fixed the issue and added warnings to better inform consumers.
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