Yes, it's OK to eat raw cookie dough

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  • The FDA has warned against eating cookie dough
  • Recalled flour may be the greater health risk, rather than potential salmonella from raw eggs

The following three statements are all true: Eating cookie dough can be dangerous, even after we've dealt with any raw eggs. I am a public health faculty member and an expert in health risk communication. My family and I eat raw cookie dough regularly.

If it seems implausible that all three of those statements can be simultaneously true, let me explain.