CDC warns: Raw cookie dough 'can cause serious illnesses'

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Fox 32 News) - As the holiday baking season heats up, the CDC is warning families not to eat raw cookie dough.

The CDC warns that eating unbaked products like dough or batter can make you sick.

The CDC said the danger lies in both the flour and the raw eggs. Flour can contain E. coli and raw eggs can contain salmonella. Both can cause serious illnesses.

The CDC said that children should not be allowed to play with or eat raw dough, and that hands should be washed thoroughly after baking cookies.