Question: Is Eating Pillsbury Cookie Dough Bad?

The symptoms of Salmonella infections typically appear 6 hours to 6 days after eating a contaminated food.

Symptoms typically include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

In most cases, illness lasts 4 to 7 days and people recover without antibiotics..

The most obvious way to tell if your cookie dough has gone bad is to look at it. If it has grown any mold, then you can safely trash that dough and work on another batch. You will also notice that the edges start to discolor and turn darker as they go bad—they will likely be hard instead of doughy as well.

Flour which is a raw product – and constituent of cookie dough – can get infested with weevils that feed on it, rather than worms … Worm infection therefore unlikely – but not impossible if cross-contaminated – by poor hygiene for ingredient storage – particularly if worm infested pets or rodents roam around said area…

Cookie dough expands. … It’s a more concentrated form of the cookie itself. You’re getting more cookie taste per bite, simple as that.

All Pillsbury refrigerated cookie and brownie dough will be safe to eat raw, according to a statement from General Mills. The reformulated cookie dough is made with heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs, which kills pathogens that can cause foodborne illnesses in the raw product, according to the company’s website.

Pillsbury refrigerated cookie doughs include heated flour, but the brand still recommends customers stay away from eating it raw. “We advise against consuming raw dough or batter,” says Mike Siemienas, a spokesman for General Mills, which owns Pillsbury refrigerated and frozen products.

Raw cookie dough is not safe to eat because it contains uncooked eggs and flour, which can cause food poisoning if they are contaminated with harmful bacteria. Pregnant women, children, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems should not eat raw cookie dough because of these risks.

The most commonly cited reason to not eat raw cookie dough is the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. However, according to Dr. Adrienne Kassis, a primary care provider at One Medical group, only about 1 in every 20,000 eggs is contaminated, and that number decreases every year.

Pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour have been treated to kill any bacteria that might be present. You can eat commercially prepared raw cookie dough. Check the packaging – it should say something like pasteurized or heat treated. You could bake lots and lots of cookies.

Raw eggs can be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, and washing the outside won’t alleviate the risk. … Since most store-bought dough tends to be pasteurized, the risk for salmonella is greatly decreased, though the risk for foodborne illness isn’t. Pro Tip: You can buy special safe-to-eat cookie dough at the store.

Nestlé Toll House has rolled out a line of edible cookie dough that is safe to eat straight from the pint. A representative for Nestlé told INSIDER that the brand’s new “Edible Cookie Dough,” which is made without raw eggs, is available in two flavors: “Chocolate Chip” and “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Monster.”

Health officials have long warned that the raw eggs and flour in cookie dough can contain salmonella and other bacteria, and need to be cooked thoroughly before they’re eaten. However, basically nobody follows their advice, because a) cookie dough is delicious, and b) half the thrill is the risk of death in every bite.

They’re made safe to eat raw by using pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour, the company said. Dough comes in three flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough; Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

“Raw cookie dough contains both raw agriculture and animal products, both of which can carry bacteria which may be harmful to us,” she told CBS News. “If you eat raw cookie dough, it’s not to say you will absolutely get sick, but you raise your risk significantly in taking that gamble.”