Quick Answer: Why Does My Stomach Hurt After Eating Raw Cookie Dough?

Why is raw dough bad for you?

The short answer is no.

Eating raw dough made with flour or eggs can make you sick.

Raw dough may contain bacteria such as E.

coli or Salmonella..

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.

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookie Dough products are now safe to eat raw. It’s the same cookie dough you’ve always loved, but now we have refined our process and ingredients so it’s safe to eat the dough before baking.

Can you get salmonella from store bought cookie dough?

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.

2-4 hoursAs a general rule, any cookie dough left on the counter at room temperature will be good for 2-4 hours but then may risk going bad, especially if it is already past its “best by” date. The cool, dark, air-free container in your fridge or freezer will be the best place to maximize the lifespan of your cookie dough.

E. coli can cause symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. It can be present in raw flour because the substance isn’t treated before it makes its way to packaging. Indeed, flour can go from field to store without any sort of heat processing.

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.

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.

2 to 4 daysHomemade cookie dough should be stored in small containers in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days or freeze for 2 months.

Because eating raw cookie dough really can make you sick, and not just because it contains raw eggs. In 2009, over 77 people across 30 states got food poisoning after eating prepackaged raw cookie dough. Many experienced vomiting and bloody diarrhea, and some had severe kidney damage.

Food poisoning symptoms may range from mild to severe and may differ depending on the germ you swallowed. The symptoms of E. coli infections vary but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. People usually get sick 3 to 4 days after swallowing the germ.

What happens if you get salmonella?

Humans become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food. Typically, people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Others develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within eight to 72 hours. Most healthy people recover within a few days without specific treatment.