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General Mills is recalling flour due to E. coli concerns, which is one of the reasons raw cookie dough isn't safe to eat

Although it tastes delicious, eating raw cookie dough really isn't safe. In 2009, people across the United States suffered from severe food poisoning after eating raw cookie dough. It turned out, the raw flour was contaminated with E coli bacteria. Eating raw cookie dough can also be risky, since the eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella, which makes nearly 80,000 people sick in the US every year.

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