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Warning for SoCal fundraiser cookie dough

January 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The recent salmonella outbreak in select peanut butter products has forced a recall on cookie dough sold in fundraisers at several Southland schools. Officials for the California Department of Public Health has issued the warning to consumers about handling a specific type of peanut butter cookie dough that was distributed at 13 area schools. The dough was distributed from December 8, 2008 to January 8, 2009.

The CDPH is telling people not to consume frozen "Peanut Butter Cookie Dough" distributed by Sweet Success Fundraising Inc. The dough was packaged in white three pound tubs with the "Sweet Success" brand printed on the outside. The tubs do not have any lot codes or use by dates printed on them.

Several peanut butter manufacturers have been pulling products off store shelves fearing that they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. So far, more than 470 people have gotten sick in 43 states, and at least 90 had to be hospitalized. At least six deaths are being blamed on the outbreak.

No illnesses associated with Sweet Success Frozen Peanut Butter Cookie Dough have been reported to date. Anyone with the product is advised to dispose of it. The "Sweet Success" company is also answering questions at (909) 947-5800.


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