Put down that cookie dough: Uncooked flour might have E. coli
BOSTON -- Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats. Salmonella from raw eggs is no longer the only concern in baking. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine details an outbreak of E. coli in 2016 linked to flour and found the problem might be more common than previously thought.