Consumers need wake-up call about potential dangers of flour

A recent posting in Food Safety News tells a common tale: “She’s in the kitchen happily enough making some chocolate chip cookies. Happy because her family loves them but also happy because she loves nibbling on some of the raw cookie dough. It’s something she’s done every since she was old enough to start baking. […]

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Pillsbury, Aldi, King Arthur flour recalled

Three prominent brands have recalled flour due to the possible presence of contamination with a harmful strain of the E. coli bacteria.  The newest recall includes more than 4,600 cases of Pillsbury “Best Bread” flour. While the flour was shipped to retailers and distributors in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, […]

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The safety of raw oatmeal

We know that eating raw or uncooked flour isn’t recommended; what about the safety of consuming raw oatmeal? The answer lies in how flour is milled and how oats are processed – the two processes are really quite different. How is flour made? Flour is a finely ground powder prepared from grain or other starchy […]

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Holiday Baking: Say NO to Raw Dough!

It’s the season for holiday baking but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns consumers not to consume raw dough this holiday season or at any other time of the year. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is […]

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