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Nestle recalls  Toll House cookie dough

Twenty-five people have been hospitalized in an outbreak the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control believe is related to E. coli contamination of Nestle Toll House cook dough. Seven of tTollhousecookieshose hospitalized suffered a condition known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, which can cause kidney failure. Sixty-six people in all have been made ill since March, according to Marler Blog. The illnesses span 28 states.

Today, Nestle USA recalled 48 products in its prepared cookie dough line.

“No other Nestlé Toll House products are impacted,” Nestle said in a release, ”including already baked Toll House cookies purchased outside the home, all varieties of Nestlé Toll House morsels, chocolate baking bars, or cocoa, and Dreyer’s and Edy’s ice cream products with Nestlé Toll House cookie dough ingredients.”

Remember the warning about not eating raw cookie dough because it might make you sick? Typically, that concern is linked to eating raw eggs which, in the past 25 years or so, have been a source – albeit a rare one – for Salmonella. This outbreak is being caused by E. coli 0157:H7, which is linked to bacteria living in the guts of ruminant animals such as cattle. While these bacteria don’t sicken animals, they can be very serious for humans.

“Infections start when you swallow STEC—in other words, when you get tiny (usually invisible) amounts of human or animal feces in your mouth,” according to the CDC. “Unfortunately, this happens more often than we would like to think about.”  Indeed.

So far, neither the FDA, nor the CDC, has pinpointed the source of the contamination. Additional information

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Knorr Kosher Soup

Unilever United States, Inc. is recalling Knorr Kosher Soup Mix – Chicken Vegetable Flavor with Pasta because it may contain eggs, an undeclared ingredient. People with allergies to eggs could suffer a serious reaction to its presence in food. There have been no reported illnesses as a result. Additional information

Iced tea may contain milk

Another possible allergen has been discovered in iced tea distributed in Ohio. Smith’s Dairy Products Co. has recalled its 1-gallon containers of Smith’s Tea with Lemon because they may contain milk which is not listed among its ingredients. Additional information

Listeria found in fresh cheese

A Michigan company is recalling all lots of its fresh, Mexican-style cheeses because of possible Listeria contamination. Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese is recalling its Aguas Calientes brands of fresh cheeses after the FDA found a sample of queso fresco to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes on May 26. Additional information

House-madcioppinoe cioppino recalled

Sea Harvest Fish Market and Restaurant of Carmel, Calif., is recalling its house-made cioppino sauce, distributed in Ball wide-mouth jars. The sauce, made available to customers upon request, may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, better known as botulism. Additional information

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