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The CDC is here to remind us all of that last bit of sad advice in an article published earlier this month. While you’re mixing up the perfect batter for your favourite holiday cookies the CDC says, please resist the urge to nibble.
And it’s not just because of the raw eggs.
Turns out, it could be the flour in your dough that’s the biggest concern when it comes to health safety. Flour, according to the CDC, is after Raw, meaning it hasn’t been treated to kill any germs. Raw flour can spread E. coli, a bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea, a bacterial infection fever and stomach cramps, aka food poisoning. It’s only cooking the flour into your tasty finished product that kills the bacteria. In fact, in 2016 an E-coli outbreak linked to raw flour sickened 63 people allowing to the CDC.
Of course, that doesn’t, mean eggs are entirely off the hook, when raw or undercooked, they can be s delivery system for another type of bacteria linked to food poisoning called Salmonella.