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Nestle cookie dough recalled

On Friday, Toll House refrigerated cookie dough was recalled after E-coli contamination was traced to the dough.  As many as 66 people in 28 states may have been afflicted with E.coli O157 which causes severe cramping, vomiting and bloody diarrhea and which may damage kidneys.  E. coli O157 is associated with contaminated meat and a Nestle spokeswoman could not explain how cookie dough became contaminated with this particular pathogen. 

Nestle suggests that it is not responsible for the illnesses because its label proclaims "Bake before consuming."   Most of the victims were young women, and 25 have been hospitalized, including seven who suffered a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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