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Scientists warn against eating packaged cookie dough

By Andrew Jones
Monday, December 19, 2011 9:47 EDT
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Next time you have the urge to eat cookie dough, it’s something that you may want to strongly reconsider.

Scientists from the journal Clinical-Infectious Diseases found in a recent study of the 2009 E.coli outbreak that 77 people in 30 states became ill after eating Nestle’s Toll House raw cookie dough.

“My recommendation, the general recommendation, is that you should not consume raw cookie dough,” said Dr. Karen Neil, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Regardless of who makes it, whether it’s made at home or as a commercial product. That is the safest thing to avoid illness.”

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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