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Q: Can I use pasteurized eggs in uncooked products like edible cookie dough?


A: No. Use of eggs, whether pasteurized or not must be in a cooked product to be allowed as a cottage food product. According to the USDA, there is still food safety risks with uncooked pasteurized eggs products especially if served to high-risk persons - infants and young children, pregnant women and their unborn babies, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems (such as those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, and transplant patients).

Raw flour is another ingredient that is a food safe risk and often used as an ingredient in raw cookie dough. Use commercial heat-treated or treated flour for cottage food products that will be eaten without a cook step. See previous post. You could also substitute oatmeal or oat flour which is a good replacement for flour and not dangerous to eat raw. 


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