According to the CDC and FDA, as of May 23, 2023, 18 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah and Missouri. Illnesses started on dates ranging from February 27, 2023, to May 2, 2023.

The CDC and FDA have determined that the likely food products implicated are Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake raw Chocolate Chip Cookie and S’mores Bars dough.

Papa Murphy’s has temporarily stopped selling their raw chocolate chip cookie dough and raw S’mores bars dough. CDC is advising people to check their refrigerator and freezer for these raw doughs and to throw any away. CDC always advises people not to eat raw cookie dough, unless it has a label indicating that it is safe to be eaten raw.

Why no recall?

Investigators are working to identify the contaminated ingredient in the raw cookie dough.

Cookie Dough Mix [Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Eggs (Dried & Pasteurized), Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Canola or Soybean Oil, Salt, Egg Whites (Dried & Pasteurized), Natural and Artificial Flavors], Water, Margarine [Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Canola Oil, Water, Salt, Whey Powder (Milk), Vegetable Monoglycerides, Soybean Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, (Preservative), Citric Acid, Artificial Flavor, Vitamin A Palmitate, Colored with Beta-Carotene, Vitamin D3], Semi-Sweet Chips {Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Natural Vanilla Extract}, Brown Sugar.

So, what ingredient was the tainted one?

The eggs? The flour?