Nestlé Recalls 26 Cookie Dough Products Due to Possible Presence of Rubber
Nestlé USA has issued a recall of some of its signature ready-to-bake Toll House Cookie Dough products. A company press release says that the voluntary recall is “due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces.” The 26 recalled products were sold in the United States and Puerto Rico only and include Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube shaped “chubs.”
The company urges consumers to check their products for batch codes that start with 9189 through batch codes that start with 9295. Batch codes can be found on the product packaging by looking for the four-digit batch code after the “use or freeze-by” date and before the number 5753. A complete list of the names of recalled products can be found here: https://www.nestleusa.com/media/pressreleases/allpressreleases/nestle-usa-announces-voluntary-recall-of-nestle-toll-house-and-mms-cookie-dough-products
According to Nestlé, it has not received any complaints of consumers becoming sick or injured enough to receive medical treatment as a result of the rubber pieces. For consumer support and product questions consumer can call 1-800-681-1676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingesting foreign objects
According to an article published on NCBI, “foreign-body ingestion” is most common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. In adults, foreign bodies are most often ingested accidentally with food such as fish bones and chicken bones.
Treating foreign body ingestion
When a patient visits the doctor because they have ingested a foreign object, treatment varies depending on the type of material swallowed and the patient’s symptoms and physical findings. In 80 percent of cases, foreign material is passed through the gastrointestinal tract without any need for medical intervention. In 20 percent of cases, an endoscopy is performed; surgery is performed in less than one percent of cases. Emergency esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) may be used when the esophagus is completely blocked, when a battery has been swallowed or if the foreign object has a sharp point or edge. For dangerous foreign objects like magnets that are not blocking the esophagus, an urgent but non-emergency EGD within 12 to 24 hours is recommended.
Foreign object personal injury case
In a court of law, a foreign object in food is considered to be any object that is not reasonably expected upon consumption. This includes pebbles, glass, plastic, rubber, metal, paper and even human or animal body parts. Courts have ruled against claims for items that should reasonably be expected in food such as cherry pits in a bag of pitted cherries or small fish bones in fish.
A successful foreign object in food personal injury case requires an unexpected item and an injury caused by the item. Injuries can vary widely including a cracked tooth and subsequent infection; lacerations to the mouth, tongue or throat; damage to internal organs; or a severe allergic reaction. The plaintiff and his or her personal injury attorney must show that injuries were caused by the unexpected item, that the injuries caused damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills and that the defendant is legally liable for the accident because of negligence.
A personal injury attorney is best equipped to determine who the defendant is along the supply chain, gather evidence and build a case. They will also be able to assess the value of your claim and fight for the settlement you deserve.
Seek the help of a personal injury lawyer
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