Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Recall Lawsuits: Food Poisoning

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted June 22, 2009


The food poisoning lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough recall lawsuits for individuals who have required hospital treatment after eating any raw, refrigerated cookie dough products made by Nestle USA. A nationwide cookie dough recall was issued on June 19, 2009 after people throughout the United States have reported suffering from food poisoning.

>>FDA LINK: Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Recall

As of Friday, the FDA and CDC reported that 65 people in 29 different states have reportedly suffered E. Coli food poisoning after eating raw cookie dough manufactured by Nestle under their Toll House brand. However, this likely only represents between 1% and 10% of the true number of food poisoning cases that may have been caused by the cookie dough.

Symptoms of cookie dough food poisoning could include diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The diarrhea usually starts watery and become bloody within 24 hours. While most healthy adults recover fully within a week or so, in severe cases it could result in dehydration or more serious health problems, including a condition known as hemolytic uremia syndrome (HUS), which is associated with kidney failure.

Children, elderly and those with a weak immune system have an increased risk of HUS or more severe food poisoning.

Although the recalled cookie dough products contain information on the packaging that they are not meant to be consumed raw, it is very common for consumers to eat the product uncooked and the warnings are not adequately displayed on the label.

Federal health officials have recommended that people immediately stop eating any Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough products. People should not try cooking the raw cookie dough, as the E. coli bacteria could get on their hands and still infect them. However, non-raw, refrigerated dough products are not impacted by the recall, such as Nestle Toll House cookies or chocolate chips.


Although Nestle has asked consumers to return any unused packages to their grocer for a full refund, if any illness was experienced after eating the cookie dough, it should be preserved for future testing if you intend to review a potential Nestle Toll House cookie dough recall lawsuit. Any unopened or uneaten portion of remaining packages should be stored in a manner to prevent anyone else from eating them.

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