Raw Cookie Dough and E-Coli

Your Health Minute

 

Raw cookie dough is source of some e coli infections.

In Your Health Minute, raw cookie dough is making children and adults sick.

Just last year, the FDA investigated an outbreak of E-Coli infections caused by eating or handling raw dough.

Food Safety experts say the culprit is flour.

Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and typically is not treated to kill bacteria.

So avoid eating those few bites of raw dough before putting the cookies in the oven.

Childcare facilities should also discourage the practice of playing with raw dough.

Common symptoms of e-coli contamination are diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

 

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