SOLON, Ohio, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The situation described in the June 26th edition of the Wall Street Journal bears no relation to Nestle's recent voluntary withdrawal of Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. Nestle always fully cooperates with the regulatory authorities wherever it operates, and Nestle is fully cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at our Danville, Virginia plant in this matter. To date, no E.coli 0157:H7 has been found in our plant or in any Nestle product.
Nestle rejects the Wall Street Journal's implication that it did not cooperate with the FDA. Nestle simply provided the FDA with all information required under the law. As the article points out, Nestle's practice is standard within the food industry. Furthermore, during the routine inspection of the Danville plant in September 2006, we passed the inspection -- no food safety issues were identified.
It is our standard policy to provide the FDA and other government agencies access during routine inspections to all reports that are required by law. Nestle continues to fully cooperate with the FDA on this ongoing investigation, and is openly sharing all requested information.
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