Flour is made with wheat that is grown outdoors where bacteria may be present. Uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour should not be consumed. Flour should not be considered a ready-to-eat product. It is an ingredient for baked, fried, and cooked products, and these heating processes ensure the safety of the flour with proper handling.
Flour Safety Tips
- Never consume batter, cookie dough, or no-bake treats made with raw flour.
- Thoroughly clean cooking surfaces, bowls, plates, and utensils after using to ensure there is no remaining flour residue.
- Always wash hands with soap and water after handling flour.
- When making homemade playdough with flour, use flour that has been heat treated (see product label to confirm).