We know we shouldn't eat cookie dough, but we thought the worst thing that could happen after licking the spoon was salmonella poisoning, which usually means an upset stomach and diarrhea. But the FDA just released to avoid raw dough after flour contaminated with E. coli sent 10 people to the hospital and sickened 38 more. The outbreak led General Mills to voluntarily recall 10 million pounds of flour (to see which brands are included, ). Thankfully, chowing down on baked cookies is still a-OK—the heat from the oven kills the bacteria.
Cookie Dough Is Making People Really Sick (and It Has Nothing to Do With the Eggs)