FDA: Lay Off the Raw Cookie Dough, Really
That’s the way it crumbles. The Salmonella risk from uncooked eggs has long been an issue with raw cookie dough, but it was easily avoided by simply eating the dough before adding eggs. But now the FDA says the real danger is the flour: 12.8 percent of tested flour samples contained a strain of E. coli bacteria that produce Shiga toxin, which can cause kidney failure. Dozens of people this year have fallen ill from raw flour — and more could follow if we don’t stop licking the beaters.