Pillsbury's announced that they would produce cookie dough that can be eaten raw or cooked. To achieve cookie dough free of pathogens, they use heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs, creating a unique product that can be eaten straight from the package. Raw cookie dough caused several E. coli outbreaks. In recent years (2016 and 2019), two outbreaks of E. coli infections linked to raw flour made more than 80 people sick. In July of 2019, there was an outbreak E. coli O26 linked to ADM Milling Co. flour that resulted in many product recalls including cookie dough. Raw eggs are another ingredient in uncooked batter and dough that can make people sick because they can contain pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella. The new process established remove these dangers and make the product safe to eat raw. @ https://www.generalmills.com/en/News/NewsReleases/Library/2020/July/Pillsbury-brings-childhood-dreams-to-life
Pillsbury announced that cookie and brownie dough is now safe to eat raw
Pillsbury brings childhood dreams to life: Cookie and brownie dough now ‘safe to eat raw’
Iconic baking brand partners with Haylie Duff to finally say “yes” to eating raw cookie dough by encouraging parents to join the #SayYesChallenge.