OTTAWA | The recent outbreak of E. coli infections has prompted the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to remind people that it is dangerous to eat raw cookie dough.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) carried out several recalls of Robin Hood flour in the spring after about thirty cases of E. coli were detected.
At least one person has fallen ill in Quebec after consuming uncooked cookie dough.
In its press release, the PHAC invites people not to taste raw dough, “or any other product containing uncooked flour”.
“Eating a small amount could be enough to make you sick,” says the agency.
Basic sanitary precisions, such as the use of hot soapy water to clean bowls, utensils and surfaces in contact with flour, are also provided.
The CFIA also reported that no new cases of E. coli infection had been detected since April and that the outbreak appeared to be over.
However, the various flour reminders of the Robin Hood brand remain in force.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.