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See Why F.D.A. Ruins Raw Cookie Dough for Everybody

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Maybe you’ve swiped a bite of raw cookie dough while preparing a batch to bake. Or perhaps you’ve let your children lick the batter from the cake bowl, or use homemade “play dough” to make crafts. But even if the dough is free of raw eggs, which you think might give you a pass, don’t eat it.

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration issued a message warning people not to eat raw dough because of a recent outbreak of E. coli linked to contaminated flour.

So far, a reported 38 people in 20 states have been infected by a strain of bacteria called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121 found in flour. The infections began last December, and 10 of those infected have been hospitalized.

Symptoms of the bacterial infection include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Most people get better within a week, but in some cases, infections can lead to a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Those who are most vulnerable to severe illness include children under 5, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.

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[vc_btn title=”More on raw cookie dough no-no” style=”outline” color=”primary” size=”lg” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2016%2F06%2F29%2Fdont-eat-raw-dough-f-d-a-cautions%2F|title:More%20on%20raw%20cookie%20dough%20no-no|target:%20_blank”][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise”]By RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMANNew York Times, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com July 1, 2016 [/vc_message]

Raw eggs aren’t the only ingredient that make eating cookie dough risky. Buzz60’s Jordyn Rolling (@jordynrolling) has the story!