Salmonella in Papa Murphy’s Cookie Dough Sickens 6 in WA

Six people in Washington are part of a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to Papa Murphy’s cookie dough.  Papa Murphy’s has stopped selling the two flavors linked to the outbreak – chocolate chip and S’mores. But health officials are warning consumers who may have these products at home in their freezers or refrigerators to throw them away.

A total of 18 cases from six states are included in the outbreak. The number of cases reported from each state is: California (1), Idaho (4), Missouri (1), Oregon (4), Utah (2), and Washington (6).

The six patients in Washington, who range in age from 15 to 54 years old, are from six counties – Clark, King, Lincoln, Pierce, Spokane, and Whatcom. One of them has been hospitalized.

Although the dough is meant to be baked, four patients said they ate it raw. Uncooked flour and eggs have both been linked to foodborne illness outbreaks.  Health officials are trying to determine which ingredient in the dough is contaminated.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Usually, these symptoms appear within six to 72 hours of exposure.

Papa Murphy's cookie dough Salmonella outbreak in Washington


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