Nestle’s oh-so-convenient tubes of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough are being recalled by the company due to several reported cases of E. coli illnesses that may have originated by eating raw cookie dough. So far, 65 people in 29 states have come up positive, according to the FDA. The E. coli strain has not been definitively linked to the cookie dough, but as there is reported to be a strong correlation between the raw dough and the illnesses, Nestle launched a voluntary recall this morning of all refrigerated cookie dough products. None of their other products are included in the recall.
It is worth noting that the directions on the cookie dough package strongly discourage eating the dough raw, as tempting as it may be, in all situations.
Sounds like a good reason to bake some chocolate chip cookies from scratch!