Huffpost Canada Living ca

Raw Cookie Dough Could Contain Salmonella Or E. coli: Study

Posted: Updated:
RAW COOKIE DOUGH
It's not a myth - eating raw cookie dough really could make you sick to your stomach. | Shutterstock

TORONTO - Generations of neophyte bakers have shrugged off parental warnings about how eating chunks of raw cookie dough could make them sick to their stomachs.

Now, researchers who investigated a 2009 outbreak of foodborne illness in the United States are providing extra backup to mom and dad.

"My recommendation, the general recommendation, is that you should not consume raw cookie dough, regardless of who makes it, whether it's made at home or as a commercial product," Dr. Karen Neil, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview from Atlanta.

"That is the safest thing to avoid illness."

For years, concerns about raw dough have centred on the idea that raw eggs could contain bacteria such as salmonella. In this case, though, investigators were looking into a different bacteria

Around the Web

Researchers warn against eating raw cookie dough

Raw Cookie Dough Ready to Bake, Not Ready to Eat

The only chocolate chip cookie you should ever eat

Is it Dangerous to Eat Raw Cookie Dough?

Editorial - Say No to Raw Cookie Dough - NYTimes.com

Kids Food Safety: Raw Cookie Dough | kids food safety - Parenting

Raw Cookie Dough: Death On a Spoon? « FreeRangeKids

Cookie Dough That's Safe to Eat ~ Cupcake Project

Cookie dough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia