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Do You Eat Cookie Dough?

Do you eat your cookie dough as you are making cookies? Many people do especially this time of year. A new report shows there may be some awful germs lurking in ready-to-bake cookie dough.

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raw cookie dough

Scientists concluded that raw, ready-to-bake cookie dough was what caused 77 people in 30 states to become ill, 35 of whom became so sick that they needed to be hospitalized.

They found e-coli to be the source and not just from eggs but from flour. Flour,  they explain, doesn’t go through the kind of special processing to kill off pathogens that ingredients like pasteurized eggs, molasses, sugar, baking soda, and margarine do.

So if you see cookie dough that is ready to bake do not eat until cooked! You can say the same for your own homemade cookie dough too.  Don’t let e-coli ruin your holidays from baking those holiday cookies this year.

Grape Tomato Salmonella Scare – 13 States

By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com

Today there is a grape tomato recall due to a salmonella scare in 13 states across the United States. Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are all affected. These grape tomatoes could have been bought at Albertson’s, Raley’s, Sam’s Club, Savemart, Signature Cafe and Wal-Mart, with expiration dates of April 27 to May 9, 2011.

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Grape Tomato Recall

Salmonella is a form of bacteria that can cause

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle pains
  • Blood in the stool

So if you live in these states please throw out your grape tomatoes or return them for a full refund.

If you are a health professional and a patient comes in with these symptoms in the 13 states above please check them for possible salmonella infection.