FDA investigates outbreak of E-coli infections caused by eating cookie dough

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Published: Dec. 1, 2017 at 6:09 AM CST
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Christmas season is here, which means Christmas cookies are right around the corner. With the baking, some may be tempted to sneak in some raw cookie dough while waiting for cookies to bake.

However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated an outbreak of E-coli infections caused by eating raw dough.

And what may be a surprise to many, food safety experts say the culprit is flour. Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and typically is not treated to kill bacteria.