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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?

Duke 8 June 19

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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.

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

Qualia Level 8 June 20, 2018
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It's not about the egg, but the flour... a woman died a few years ago because the flour had e-coli in it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ HOW that happens NO idea. Maybe baking the flour at a high enough temp for a few minutes then cooling would reduce the risk.
[abcnews.go.com]

Qualia Level 8 June 20, 2018
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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 9 June 19, 2018
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Yeah, I saw โ€œedibleโ€ cookie dough the other day and had a serious WTF moment.

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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.

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

Don't risk it. Drop the dough!

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The latter.

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Lol

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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).

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We are all still alive, aren't we ?

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Not me...?

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enjoy your dough...

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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?

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

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