Nestlé Press Release:
We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution after being notified that the FDA, together with the CDC, are conducting an investigation into reported E. coli 0157:H7 illnesses that may be related to consumption of raw cookie dough.
A number of consumers reporting illness reported consuming raw Nestlé TOLL HOUSE refrigerated cookie dough. While the E. coli strain implicated in this investigation has not been detected in our product, the health and safety of our consumers is paramount so we are initiating this voluntary recall.
We want to strongly advise consumers that raw cookie dough should not be eaten. This message also appears prominently on our packaging.