OK, pistachios is one thing, but cookie dough?
The comfort food of modern America is now contaminated with E. Coli?
According to food safety investigators, a national outbreak of E. Coli 0157 has been liked to Nestle’s refrigerated cookie dough and sickened at least 65 people in 29 states.
Yet another reason to eat real food, made from scratch. Flour, butter, sugar and eggs: not really that difficult to whip up into a chocolate chip cookie. And the kids will love making them almost as much as they enjoy eating them.
- Here is the FDA press release on the Nestle Cookie Dough recall.
- And here is some information on E. Coli infections from the CDC.
- Here is the Wall Street Journal’s summary of the mysteries of the investigation: it is still unclear how the cookie dough was contaminated.
- And last but not least, here is my favorite chocolate chip cook recipe, courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated. I like them thin and crispy. But to be honest I’m really an oatmeal raisin girl.