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Old 12-10-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I've been telling my kids this for years.

Now with holiday season in full swing I feel like I ought to say it to any of you listening who are tempted to do this.

I used to buy the big bucket of dough so they could make a few cookies whenever they wanted to with their friends.

They were good about not eating it raw, but some of their friends claimed at their house they only ate it raw

Well, now comes the news that a big outbreak of E coli has been blamed on people who ate their cookie dough raw.

If you or someone you care about is doing this, you might want to rethink it.

E coli kills, or can just make you feel so bad you wish you were dead!

Raw Cookie Dough Linked to E. Coli Outbreak - Yahoo! News

 
Old 12-11-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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bummer! My favorite thing in the world is raw cookie dough
 
Old 12-11-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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i ate some last week, am i ok? I wont ever do it again! Thanks for your post!
 
Old 12-11-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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i ate some last week, am i ok? I wont ever do it again! Thanks for your post!
lol, well, I think you'd be sick by now, so I guess you dodged a bullet

Now, don't do it again!

Seriously, read the article and you'll lose this bad habit in no time!
 
Old 12-11-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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bummer! My favorite thing in the world is raw cookie dough
Let me tell you, it's not worth the risk.

Salmonella and E coli can make you deathly ill and you don't really want to know how bad that feels.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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Let me tell you, it's not worth the risk.

Salmonella and E coli can make you deathly ill and you don't really want to know how bad that feels.
I know, my mother always yelled at me when I would do that and when I would eat cake batter. some things just taste so good raw.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 01:10 AM
 
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How about if you MAKE the cookie dough yourself???????????? So you eat it within the 30-60 minutes from when you start mixing everything together, the eggs/flour/sugar/etc...

B.c it seems if your eating it from store bought cookie dough packages/tubs, that you'd have a better chance at getting salmonella or e coli, than baking it from scratch and eating a little right away?

I have no idea if what I said above is correct, but it makes sense to me. I never saw Rocky get e coli. Black eye, sure, but no e coli.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Uh....that report is about an e-coli outbreak TWO YEARS AGO.

I suspect you're safe, don't you?
 
Old 12-11-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Avoiding eating raw cookie dough because there is a very rare chance that it might make you sick is like never going outside so you won't get struck by lightning.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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I know the original post was meant in kindness, but I'm going to take my chances. To be safe from those food-borne sicknesses, you'll also need to avoid cantaloupe and tomatoes. This year ground turkey was also on the list. Lettuce, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, ground beef, strawberries, papaya, . . . .
List of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Remember the salmonellosis in peanut butter (twice in recent years)?

Home-made cookie dough is yummy!
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