Home Food Safety Mythbusters: The Cookie Dough Myth
September is National Food Safety Month and to recognize the importance of keeping you and your food safe, the Partnership for Food Safety Education each year provides some very important Home Food Safety MYTHBUSTERS.
This year’s Home Food Safety Mythbusters are focusing their fact finding towards kids, who are more likely to get food poisoning than most adults are, and are also at a higher risk of having a more severe reaction to bad bacteria in food. Knowing fact from fiction when it comes to food safety risks will help keep you and your kids happy and healthy.
“Only kids eat raw cookie dough and cake batter. If we just keep kids away from the raw products when adults are baking, there won’t be a problem!”
Just a lick can make you sick! No one of any age should eat raw cookie dough or cake batter because it could contain germs that cause illness. Whether it’s pre-packaged or homemade, the heat from baking is required to kill germs that might be in the raw ingredients. The finished, baked, product is far safer – and tastes even better! And remember, kids who eat raw cookie dough and cake batter are at greater risk of getting food poisoning than most adults are.
A big thank you to the Partnership for Food Safety Education for busting this myth. We will provide an additional mythbuster each week through the rest of September. Stay tuned!