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Q: Can my product contain raw flour?

A: Raw flour is not a ready-to eat food. Recent recalls of flour contaminated with Salmonella or E.coli is a good reminder that uncooked items with flour can cause illness. Flour is a raw agricultural product and may contain disease-causing pathogens.
Use commercial heat treated or treated flour for cottage food products that will be eaten without a cook step. Some examples include cookie dough frosting, cake, cookie, muffin or pancake mixes containing flour, baking mixes, thickeners with flour, etc.
There is not proven or validated technique to heat treat flour at home. The DIY recipes you find on the Internet or in magazines are not proven or validated techniques.

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