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WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) —It’s a delicious bad habit but one that could get you really sick, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration.

It’s eating raw cookie dough or batter of any kind. The administration says it’s due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some batches of flour.

The FDA says some of those who got sick ate or handled raw dough that contained flour made at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri. General Mills has voluntarily recalled 10 million pounds of flour sold under the Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchen brands.

The agency also warns against using dough for play clay or homemade ornaments.

The CDC is advising restaurants not to give kids raw dough to play with while waiting for meals.

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