WASHINGTON — A lot of people know about the danger of salmonella poisoning from uncooked eggs in raw cookie dough — but fewer might be aware of the danger posed by flour.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw cookie dough or batter because of raw flour. This is in the wake of an E. coli outbreak linked to flour produced by General Mills that infected at least 38 people in 20 states.
The company ended up voluntarily recalling 10 million pounds of flour.
In addition to consuming it, the FDA is warning parents not to give their kids raw dough or baking mixes containing flour to play with.
Even though they’re not eating it, the bacteria can still be absorbed through their hands.