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CDC Warns Against Eating Raw Cookie Dough This Holiday Season

by los | December 12th, 2011

December 12, 2011

For many people, homemade cookies are as much a part of the holidays as wrapping presents or hanging decorations on a tree. We have all been guilty of sneaking a bite of the dough before the cookies are baked. This year though, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to consumers to not eat raw cookie dough, as it could make you sick.

According to Channel 10 News, a report in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases found a strong link between illness and those who eat raw cookie dough. Researchers claim that the root of the problem may not be eggs, but instead flour. The study claims to have uncovered low levels of salmonella growth in some flour prior to the mixing process. The findings have caused the agency, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to issue warnings to several cookie dough manufacturers to begin using heat-treated flour in their process.

The research was done to learn more following an E. Coli outbreak in Nestle Toll House cookie packages two years ago.

The Virginia Defective Product Attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley urge anyone who has become ill after eating food to first seek medical advice. If it is determined that the food you ate was contaminated, they suggest contacting an experienced attorney.

Virginia defective products pose problems for holiday shopping season

by los | November 9th, 2007

November 9, 2007

The Roanoke Times reported that parents need to be careful to avoid buying Virginia defective products with unsafe levels of lead this holiday shopping season. The millions of toy recalls recently have made parents with small children wary and unsure how to avoid bringing home defective products that may harm their kids.

A local woman used her lead-testing equipment to test the toys at an area elementary school, finding over 15 percent of the toys had unsafe levels of lead in them. Parents are encouraged to throw out old toys with chipped paint or deteriorating plastic.

More tips on how to avoid harmful Virginia defective products in the shopping season or clean them out of the house can be found in the article at the link below.

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