Health Canada has some heartbreaking news for you bakers out there. They just released a statement warning against eating raw cookie doughs, and just doughs and batters in general, because of a possible E. coli contamination in uncooked flour.
“Health Canada is reminding Canadians that it is not safe to taste or eat raw dough, batter, or any other product containing uncooked flour, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli…Do not taste raw dough or batter or any other product containing uncooked flour. Eating a small amount could make you sick.”
This is very disappointing news however Twitter is being just a tad melodramatic about the whole thing.