The outbreak investigation of Salmonella in raw cookie dough ended (May 2023)

In collaboration with state and local partners, the FDA and CDC investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Chocolate Chip Cookie and S’mores Bars dough sold at Papa Murphy’s franchises and purchased before May 23, 2023. The FDA and several state partners collected samples from both suppliers and state partners also collected retail samples at several Papa Murphy’s stores. All samples collected were reported as negative for Salmonella contamination. As of July 13, 2023, CDC announced that the outbreak is over. CDC reports a total of 26 illnesses in six states. The last illness onset was May 22, 2023. FDA’s investigation is complete. Papa Murphy’s notified franchise owners nationwide to stop selling all Chocolate Chip Cookie dough and S’mores Bars dough at all stores and stopped using unprepared dry cookie dough mixes from April 2023 to ensure any potentially contaminated ingredients are not used. As of July 13, 2023, Papa Murphy’s has not restarted cookie dough sales. The firm is reviewing its dessert menu items and labels to further enhance instructions to consumers to emphasize that their products are not intended to be eaten raw. @

 Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Raw Cookie Dough (May 2023)
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Raw Cookie Dough (May 2023)

FDA’s investigation is complete. CDC declares outbreak over.

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