30,000 Cases of Cookie Dough Recalled Nationwide Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

The recall affects Costco, Sam's Club, and Panera Bread — among others.

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Check your fridge before whipping up your next batch of cookies.

According to an announcement by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), nearly 30,000 cases of cookie dough are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. Though the recall was initiated on May 2, 2024, it remains ongoing.

The Rise Baking Company (under its subsidiary, South Coast Baking) is voluntarily recalling cases of cookie dough shipped across the nation. The recall includes eight different products sold at Costco, Sam's Club, and Panera Bread, among others.

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Recall states, per the FDA announcement, include California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey and Georgia.

The products listed on the FDA recall include Costco Chocolate Chunk Frozen Cookie Dough, Net Wt. 33lb (14.97kg); 1.6 oz. dough pucks Member's Mark Chocolate Chunk, Net Wt. 14.85lb (6.74kg); 144/1.65 oz. dough pucks/case Panera Chocolate Chipper Cookie, Net Wt. 41.25 lb (18.71kg); 220/3 oz. dough pucks/case Rise Baking Jumbo Chocolate Chunk, Net Wt. 37.5 lb (17.01 kg); 240/2.5 oz. dough pucks/case Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie, Net Wt. 16.87 lb (7.65 kg); and the 600/0.45 oz. dough pucks/case.

As always, if you purchased one of the recalled products, you should immediately discard it or return it to the place of purchase.

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As the FDA explains, Salmonella are a "group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis" and can be spread by food handlers not properly washing their hands, surfaces, or tools between food preparation steps, or when people consume raw and undercooked foods.

Symptoms of Salmonella include fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and, in more severe cases, a high fever, headaches, and potential blood in urine or stool. Though the FDA notes that most people who are infected with Salmonella recover on their own without treatment, those in at-risk groups, including the elderly, children, or those with weakened immune systems, face a higher risk, making it essential to contact a healthcare provider if you believe you've consumed contaminated food. 

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