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Has anyone ever really gotten salmonella from eating raw cookie dough or is someone just trying to stop us from enjoying life?

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Yeah, I saw “edible” cookie dough the other day and had a serious WTF moment.


Oh wow if that was true we'd all be flipping ass dead in my family.

Sheannutt Level 9 June 19, 2018

it's just the Bliss police trying to keep us down man.

hankster Level 9 June 19, 2018

I got it from eating salmon. It was MISERABLE. No joke.

Don't risk it. Drop the dough!


1 out of approximately every 20,000 raw eggs have salmonella. It probably won't kill you but you won't feel very good. Cooking it removes the danger for most. On the rare occasion I eat an egg it is well cooked.

BeeHappy Level 9 June 19, 2018

Precisely. However the figure of one in 20,000 is misleading. They tend to appear in batches rather than being spread out evenly, as implied in the statistic.

@Petter I'm sure they probably do come in batches. I just repeated what I read. How would you have stated it?

@BeeHappy Probably the same way, and then waited for you to make the observation I made! smile009.gif


Not me...?


enjoy your dough...

thinktwice Level 8 June 19, 2018

Salmonella is most common on the shell, not the egg itself. As long as you don't get shell in it, you're safe

@CoastRiderBill no, it's not. Have you ever eaten meringue, Bill? Tiramasu? Japan eats raw eggs daily.

@CoastRiderBill how about eggnog? Mayonnaise? Salad dressings?


The greater risk is from eating a salad that was prepared with a knife that had been used for cutting an uncooked piece of chicken and then not washed. Salmonella is rarely found INSIDE an egg, but is frequently found ON the shell.
If unwashed eggs are cracked open on the side of a bowl, then used to make mayonnaise, which is then left in a warm place, beware!
The same applies to cookie dough, etc. That is why most commercial eggs are washed.

Petter Level 8 June 19, 2018

Found this thought it was very odd so watch it.

Sheannutt Level 9 June 19, 2018

After watching this it just kind of makes me sick because of all the sugar.


The latter.

Sticks48 Level 9 June 19, 2018


Bigcurt44 Level 3 June 19, 2018

I like my scrambled eggs very wet. I like my fried eggs so that the yolk is still very runny, don't care if the white is done all the way. I don't EVER remember getting sick from eating cake batter or cookie dough or eggs, for that matter, that were partially raw or raw in a batter. I think someone is just trying to spoil the fun.

Alvinsmama Level 8 June 19, 2018

Eh, there is truth to that, but hey, you better believe Imma still eat some. Personally haven't gotten sick though. If you really want to be on the safe side, there are recipes floating around somewhere for vegetarian recipe using chickpeas (I was amazed at how spot on the taste was).

JerseyJam Level 3 June 19, 2018

I always see that it’s very unsafe to eat fish caught from lake or river and also very unsafe to eat raw honey ?.
What’s very unsafe is actually preventing you to get diseases and getting prescriptions or medical procedures.
Homeopathy is pagan especially when fkn church is still in power.


I've eaten way too much raw cookie dough, I used to make double batches so I'd be sure some cookies made it to the oven. Never gotten sick.


We are all still alive, aren't we ?

VAL3941 Level 8 June 19, 2018

also read somewhere that washing the outside of the egg prior reduces salmonella risk.

Qualia Level 8 June 20, 2018

It's not about the egg, but the flour... a woman died a few years ago because the flour had e-coli in it smile008.gif HOW that happens NO idea. Maybe baking the flour at a high enough temp for a few minutes then cooling would reduce the risk.

Qualia Level 8 June 20, 2018

It was a big treat to lick our finger used to clean out mother's mixing bowl of anything like that. No one got ill even if fingers from 3 hands had dipped in.

FrayedBear Level 9 June 20, 2018

my family makes, and then eats it raw often. never heard a complaint. of course I warn them everytime. so they prob wouldn't admit it even if it did sicken them!


No, and I have eaten all kinds of raw dough, with and without eggs, my entire life. When I was young, I used to make chocolate chip cookie dough just to eat. And when you're 10 years old, you aren't at all concerned about hygiene.

FishDr59 Level 3 June 20, 2018
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