Raw Cookie Dough and E-Coli
Your Health Minute
In Your Health Minute, raw cookie dough is making children and adults sick.
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.