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Do not eat or play with raw dough or batter, health officials warn consumers

Posted at 3:53 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 15:53:35-04

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) If you like to eat raw cookie dough or cake batter you need to stop.

Health officials are warning consumers to not eat raw cookie dough or batter following a massive recall of about 45 million pounds of flour from General Mills amid suspicion of e-coli contamination.

The tainted flour has sickened 46 people in 21 states.

In addition, cooks are being warned to treat flour like other foods that could cross-contaminate kitchen surfaces and to not let children play with raw dough.