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Raw dough is dangerous not just because of eggs, but because of the threat of E. coli-contaminated flour
General Mills, Pillsbury, Aldi, and King Arthur Flour have all recalled flour due to E. coli concerns in 2019.
General Mills announced a recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a "better if used by" date of September 6, 2020.
While many assume salmonella in raw eggs is the biggest risk when eating raw cookie dough, unbaked flour can be just as dangerous.
The flour was made with a certain wheat that has been linked to an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 17 people in 8 states.
Flour sold at Walmart, Target, and more retailers across America is being recalled due to E. coli concerns
The CDC cautions against consuming raw dough, not only because of salmonella risks linked to raw eggs, but also the danger of E. coli contamination.