FDA Clears Nestle in E.coli Cookie Dough Case

Nestle is no longer under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration after tests revealed the E.coli strain found in Nestle’s cookie dough last month was not the cause of over 70 recent illnesses, the Wall Street Journal reported.

David Atchison, the FDA’s associate commissioner for foods, said the strain of E.coli found in the dough from the plant in Danville, Va. did not match the strain that induced the spurt of E.coli cases that affected people in 30 states.