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Cookie Dough Linked to E. Coli Cases

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Refrigerated cookie dough that's the suspected cause of 66 cases of E. coli in 28 states is being recalled by Nestle USA's baking unit.

E. coli is a bacteria that causes food-borne illness.

The outbreak linked to Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products is being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Associated Press reported.

The voluntary recall includes refrigerated cookie bar dough, cookie dough tubes, cookie dough tubs, seasonal cookie dough, limited edition cookie dough items and Ultimates cookie bar dough. No other Toll House products are included in the recall.

Nestle said that consumers should not eat raw cookie dough and that a warning to that effect is printed on the product packaging, the AP reported.

People who have these products should throw them away and not bake the dough, the FDA says, to avoid spreading bacteria onto cooking surfaces and their hands.

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