Think twice before enjoying some raw cake mix...and especially before giving it to any vulnerable children!
What a shame - this was always the highlight of helping my mum bake a cake when I was young.
"Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and typically is not treated to kill bacteria." Bacteria from animal waste in the field could contaminate the grain, which is then harvested and milled into flour. E. coli O121 can cause abdominal cramps and diarrhoea (often bloody) but most people recover within a week. In rare cases it can cause a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Young and elderly people and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk of complications.