UNITED STATES - As you get your holiday baking on, health officials want to remind you to not eat raw cookie dough.

In a Tweet this morning, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told Americans they should not eat the dough.

The reason is because the flour and raw eggs found in many recipes may make you sick. Raw eggs contain the bacteria salmonella, while the flour may be contaminated with E.coli.

Thoroughly cooking the dough kills the bacteria.

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