Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling certain Toll House cookie dough products because they may contain foreign material, particularly “soft plastic film.”
The company learned about the problem with the Nestle Toll House Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs after “a small number of consumers” reported the issue, according to the announcement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
As of the recall date, there have been no reports of injuries or illnesses in relation to the issue. But the company issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”
The recall affects three batches of Nestlé Toll House Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs that were produced from Aug. 1 to 3 and distributed to retailers “nationwide.” The affected batch codes are 22135554RR, 22145554RR and 22155554RR, with the Best By dates of Jan. 28, 2023, Jan. 29, 2023, and Jan. 30, 2023.
Customers may find photos of the recalled product’s packaging on both the FDA and company websites. They include pictures of what the batch codes and Best By dates look like on the product.
Those who find that they are in possession of a recalled product are advised not to consume it. Instead, they may bring it back to where it was bought to get a refund or replacement.
“The quality, safety and integrity of our products remain our number one priority,” Nestlé USA said. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action represents to both our consumers and retail customers.”
The company emphasized that no other Nestlé Toll House products are affected by the recall, not even other edible or ready-to-bake cookie dough products. Those who have questions about it may contact the company at (800) 681-1678.
Only recently, in mid-October, Nestlé USA had a similar recall on Toll House Cookie Dough products. The company also cited concerns that the affected product may contain foreign materials, specifically pieces of white plastic, at the time. However, it clarified that it was a “separate and unrelated” recall.
“Following each instance, we took immediate action to address the specific issue,” the company noted. “We work closely with our suppliers and factory teams to ensure that our products are safe and meet the expectations of our consumers.”