There’s a reason each bag of flour carries a warning label on it. It’s raw and requires safe handling. Raw flour – whether it’s one of Firebird’s gluten-free ancient grain and pulse flours or a wheat flour from another vendor – can contain bacteria that causes illness. This brief video is a great summary about handling raw ingredients, and why it’s always in your best interest to cook raw flour.
Source: Robert Harper, Cookie Dough, so Delicious…but it’s a No-No, YouTube video.