Nestlé USA’s bakery unit has recalled Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products amid an E. coli scare.


The recall came after the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted the company of a possible link to an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7.


CDC epidemiological analysis has linked a number of reported illnesses to the consumption of raw cookie dough. However, the E. coli strain implicated in the investigation has not been detected in any Nestlé product.


“CDC has ongoing investigation linking E. coli illness to consumption of raw cookie dough. The E. coli strain implicated in the CDC investigation has not been detected in our product but we’re very concerned about health and safety of our consumers. So we’ve temporarily stopped production and are working with FDA,” a spokesperson for the company told just-food.


The company has issued a full recall of its chilled Toll House cookie dough, which was distributed in the US, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Bahrain and Singapore.


“As soon as the situation has been clarified, Nestlé will put this much-loved product back on the market,” the company said.