Tuesday Newsday – Guac, Salsa & Foodborne Illness

July 20th, 2010

Hi, my name is Cheryl. I’m a guacamole addict. (Everyone in unison: “Hi Cheryl.”)

It’s embarrassing. Don’t look directly at me when I have a bowl in my possession. Also don’t attempt to actually take any from me. Oh no, no, no. Not safe.

When I heard that avocado face masks are great to soften dry skin and give it back its oomph (high protein, vitamins and fatty acids will do that), I thought that was the dumbest thing in the world. I mean, you’re wasting avocados, people! Oh the horror! Oh the humanity!

My heart broke (did you hear it?) when I read this piece on how they’ve found guac and salsa to be big sources of foodborne illnesses. I had better get my doc on speed dial, because it’s going to take more than a little E. Coli to stop this crazy train. But it’s something for all you normal imbibers to think about…

Uh oh, salsa and guacamole lovers. Sure these two condiments are zesty and chunky – but be forewarned, they could be the culprits behind foodborne illnesses. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that 3.9 percent of foodborne outbreaks from 1998 to 2008 in restaurants were confirmed or suspected to be from salsa, guacamole or pico de gallo. Read more…

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One Response to “Tuesday Newsday – Guac, Salsa & Foodborne Illness”

  1. KM says:

    I blame the creepy guy they send over for the “fresh” guacamole made right at your table. Always feels awkward.

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