|Eating Raw Cookie Dough: Is It Safe if It's Store-Bought?|
Q. Regarding salmonella poisoning, is it safe to eat raw cookie dough if it's store-bought?
A. Good news on this one: the premixed cookie dough in grocery stores should contain eggs that have been pasteurized, meaning they've been put through a process that kills harmful microorganisms, so it should be safe.
And here's a yummy tip: to avoid getting salmonellosis (the disease caused by salmonella bacteria) from homemade cookie dough, use pasteurized egg product (liquid eggs in a carton).
Are the eggs used in your refrigerated cookie dough pasteurized?
Last updated and/or approved: November 2010. Original article appeared in winter 2005 former print magazine. This general health-care information is not meant as individual advice. Please see our disclaimer.