Nestle recalls cookie dough in US

Grocers across the US have taken Toll House cookie dough off their shelves after Nestlé recalled 300,000 packages.

An outbreak of food poisoning as a result has so far made 66 people ill nationwide, with 25 hospitalised.

A strain of the bacteria E. coli, a common cause of food poisoning, is responsible for the infections.

Officials have begun investigations at the Danville, Va., plant where the cookie dough is manufactured.

The Food and Drug Administration has urged consumers to throw away the products and refrain from eating or cooking the dough.

Despite health warnings, 39 percent of people in the US eat raw cookie dough, according to consumer reports.

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