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don't eat the dough!!!!!

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dlassiter

don't eat the dough!!!!!

Well, I'm sure everyone enjoys taking a fingerful of raw dough and tasting it. I do all the time. Yep if there is fresh egg in there, I have a pang of caution before I do so. But just now we're told by the FDA that raw flour itself is an e.coli risk.

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm508450.htm#2

You know, bird poop on grain, and all that.

Now, I respect the concern, but I've got to say. I probably consume as much bird poop by walking outside and breathing on a windy day (dried bird poop will turn into dust and be spread efficiently through the air) as I do with a fingerful of dough.

So next time you do a pre-bake sample of your wonderful foccacia, be aware of the risks!

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dlassiter

And this, soon after. Some common sense. Yes, raw dough can kill you, but so can a lighting bolt. Stay indoors!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/07/01/the_fda_s_abstinence_only_approach_to_eating_cookie_dough_is_unrealistic.html