In a world where homemade cookies are the most delicious thing on the planet, this is a huge problem.

However, if you are baking those cookies properly, cooking them as long as the recipe calls for before eating, you should be ok.

It's better to be safe than sorry though.

General Mills has released a recall of many of their flour products because of E.coli illnesses. As mentioned above, baked goods that are baked properly should not result in illness, but the recall is still in effect.

I knew you could get sick from eating raw dough because of the raw egg, but I didn't realize raw flour could be an issue.

According to General Mills,

​Do not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour. Flour is made from wheat that is grown outdoors where bacteria are often present. Flour is typically not treated to kill bacteria during the normal milling process."

The most recent recall includes recalls from May 31, July 1, and July 11 and include the following products:

  • 13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-18980
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 23FEB2017KC through 30MARCH2017, 14MAY2017PK
  • 5 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-11610
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 10AUG2016KC,  11AUG2016KC, 27OCT2016KC
  • 2 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-11710
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 23AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC
  • 5 pound Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All-Purpose Enriched
    • Package UPC 000-21130-53022
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 27 2017, ​BB 01 AUG 2017
  • 5 pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
    • Package UPC 000-21130-53001
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 28 2017
  • 2 pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
    • Package UPC: 000-21130-53000
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: BB MAY 27 2017, BB 15 AUG 2017, BB 16 AUG 2017
  • 5 pound Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-19610
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 19MAY2017KC through 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, ​01AUG2017KC, 14AUG2017KC, 15AUG2017KC, 16AUG2017KC, 17AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC
  • 10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour - Banded Pack
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-10410
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC
  • 10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour - Banded Pack
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-10650
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 15MAY2017KC
  • 5 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-10610
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 15MAY2017KC through 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC thru 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC
  • 4.25 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-12670
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC, 21AUG2017KC
  • 2 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-10710
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 15MAY2017KC through 05JUN2017KC 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC, ​18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC
  • 13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-18980
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates: 23FEB2017KC through 30MARCH2017, 14MAY2017PK
  • Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix
    • Package UPC 000-16000-40997
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, 25MAY2017
  • Berry Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix
    • Package UPC 000-16000-40987
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates  12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, 08JUL2017
  • Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix
    • Package UPC 000-65633-46589
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 27AL2017, 08JN2017, 09JN2017