Just in time for holiday food preparation, "a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine details an outbreak of E. coli in 2016 linked to flour and found that the problem may be more common than previously thought" (CNN, par. 1).
According to the data in the study, "although it is a low-moisture food, raw flour can be a vehicle for food borne pathogens" (CNN, par. 3).
The findings are so new, in fact, that the Mayo Clinic's website has yet to list raw flour as one of its risky foods.
So, be careful licking the spoon as you prepare your holiday treats, and look to Urban Fresh Farms, coming soon to Columbia, to find an array of fresh, safe leafy greens.