Newsday, June 20, 2009, "Some local stores still carry recalled products"



BY ERIK BADIA

After Nestle USA voluntarily recalled all its Toll House refrigerated raw cookie dough products because of possible E.coli contamination, supermarkets across Long Island pulled the products from their shelves—mostly.

A late afternoon visit Friday to several supermarkets in western Suffolk and eastern Nassau revealed not all stores on Long Island, even those within the same chain, received the memo.

While two laminated signs hung in the place where Nestle cookie dough products used to sit at the ShopRite on Woodbury Road in Plainview, the Dix Hills Super Stop & Shop on Jericho Turnpike still stocked all the cookie dough products.

The store’s manager said he was unaware of the recall and declined to comment further.


Angelo Paravalos, assistant floor manager at the ShopRite on Woodbury Road, said employees removed the affected Nestle products on Friday morning, after receiving word via e-mail from their warehouse.

At the Super Stop & Shop in Woodbury, the shelves where Nestle’s refrigerated dough products used to reside were empty. Outside, Laurie Moore of Huntington, a customer and consumer of Toll House products, wasn’t fazed.

The WellsFargo sales assistant, 49, said she won’t buy Nestle cookie dough right now, but the recall would not affect her buying habits in the long term. “I’ll goback and buy it after three tosix months,” Moore said.

Others weren’t so convinced. Maria Diamandis, a book keeper from Melville, said she was upset the products made it to market. “It’s nuts,” said Diamandis, adding more precautions should be taken.