Cookie dough sold at Costco, Sam’s Club recalled due to salmonella risk

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall policy for frozen cookie dough that may be contaminated with salmonella, the organization announced June 6.

The recalled products include “Costco Chocolate Chunk Frozen Cookie Dough”, “Member’s Mark Chocolate Chunk”, “Panera Chocolate Chipper Cookie”, “Rise Baking Jumbo Chocolate Chunk”, “Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie”, “Panera Oatmeal Raisin with Berries Cookie”, “Panera Kitchen Sink Cookie”, and “Rise Baking Company Cowboy Cookie”.

“Members Mark” products are sold exclusively at Sam’s Club.

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In total, the FDA is recalling 29,019 cases of possibly contaminated products.

According to the FDA website, the affected products were distributed in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey and Georgia.

Frozen cookie dough sold at Costco may be contaminated with a bacterium called Salmonella. (iStock / iStock)

The recall was first announced on May 2, but was extended into June and classified as a “Class II recall” by the FDA.

Class II recalls are the FDA’s second-largest classification of recalls, according to the FDA website.

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Panera Bread’s “Chocolate Chipper” cookies are included in a list of recalls due to the potential for salmonella contamination. (Daniel Aaker/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images)

The FDA’s website states that these are issued when “a situation exists in which use of or exposure to the violative product may produce temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, or where a serious adverse health consequence is highly unlikely.”

People who have these products are advised to throw them away or return them to the store, and not consume the cookies.

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FOX Business has reached out to Rise Baking Company, LLC for additional comment.

Cookie dough sold at Sam’s Club stores under the name “Members Mark Chocolate Chunk” is currently being recalled. (Johnny Louis/Getty Images/Getty Images)

According to the Mayo Clinic website, salmonella is a bacterium that lives in the intestines of animals.

Salmonellosis is the scientific name for Salmonella infection, which occurs when a person consumes food or water contaminated with this bacterium.

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The Mayo Clinic states that although some people with salmonellosis develop no symptoms, “most people develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 8 to 72 hours of exposure.”


The Mayo Clinic states that a normal healthy person can recover from salmonella within a few days to a week.

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However, he said, a person’s risk of complications increases if they become dehydrated due to diarrhea or if the infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

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