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June 30 2016

FDA Alarmists: Cookie Dough Edition

Julie Gunlock

Yesterday the nervous nillies at the FDA issued a warning to all Americans. STOP EATING RAW COOKIE DOUGH!

ABC News reports:

Cookie dough may be tempting to taste before it's been baked, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people to resist that temptation due to concerns that the dough could be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Dozens of people have been sickened due to an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121 linked to flour, prompting the FDA to issue a warning on Wednesday to avoid eating raw cookie dough or batter -- whether it’s for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas.

Thankfully, Free Range Kid founder Lenore Skenazy looked into the risks of eating raw cookie dough and it turns out, there isn't much risk at all. 

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