Thursday, 17 January, 2019

CDC says don't eat raw cookie dough (even though it's delicious)

It can be tempting to sneak a taste but make sure you're careful when handling raw food products. Image Getty It can be tempting to sneak a taste but make sure you're careful when handling raw food products. Image Getty
Johnnie Parks | 11 December, 2018, 08:13

With holiday baking season underway, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is once again urging people not to eat unbaked cookie dough - not even a tiny taste - because "unbaked products that are meant to be cooked, such as dough or batter, can make you sick".

But the Centers For Disease Control is warning people not to eat raw cookie dough. Flour isn't treated to kill germs like E. coli, and while cooking usually takes care of these germs, they can still be present if the dough is raw.

"Children can get sick from handling or eating raw dough used for crafts or play clay, too", according to the CDC. If you have any recalled flour products in your home, throw them away.

That's due to the untreated flour and raw eggs.

Raw dough can contain bacteria that can cause disease, according to CDC.

"When you're making cookies, often the recipe calls for raw eggs", Lindsay Malone, a registered dietitian with the Cleveland Clinic, said in 2016.

As for items like cookie dough ice cream, the FDA requires any cookie dough marketed as edible be specially produced and pasteurized.

Make sure raw eggs are not consumed. Image Getty
Make sure raw eggs are not consumed. Image Getty

However, not all public health experts agree that raw cookie dough is unsafe.

The flour in the Pillsbury and Nestle versions of store-bought cookie dough is also heat-treated, but the companies still recommend people not consume raw cookie dough.

Oh, and apparently cake mixes aren't off the hook.

Follow label directions to refrigerate products containing raw dough or eggs until they are cooked.

Bake or cook raw dough and batter, such as cookie dough and cake mix, before eating.

"Raw cookie dough contains both raw agriculture and animal products, both of which can carry bacteria which may be harmful to us", she told CBS News.

Keep raw foods such as flour or eggs separate from ready-to eat-foods.

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