Nestle USA temporarily laid off workers at its Danville, Virginia, plant, while investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected the plant in an effort to discover the most likely source of E. coli contamination. According to an FDA press release, a prepackaged 16-ounce Toll House refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough bar produced at the Danville plant in February tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 on June 29.
According to the CDC, the 76 people who became ill with E. coli after eating Nestle refrigerated cookie dough and brownie products range in age from 2 to 65 years. Thirty-five E. coli outbreak victims were hospitalized, and 11 developed HUS.
Marler Clark represented 17 people who became ill during the Nestle cookie dough E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, including multiple individuals who developed severe HUS illnesses. All claims have been resolved.
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