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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Salsa and Guac Tied to Food Poisoning

Holy Guacamole!
The CDC says salsa and guacamole could be the leading culprits in food poisoning risks, contamination, and recalls. The Center for Disease Control notes one out of every 25 food borne outbreaks between 1998 and now can be traced back to the popular dips that people like to eat. Why? The core ingredients in guacamole and salsa are uncooked. Diced tomatoes, cilantro, and hot peppers are often the culprits leading to food poisoning. Many times, these dips are made in large batches and even just a hint of contamination can lead to widespread outbreaks.

I think I'll stick to the homemade stuff for now!

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