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Jul 13, 2010, 12:35 PM

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Salsas and guacamole linked to more foodborne illnesses

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USA Today (among many other media outlets) has a story out today reporting that the CDC says nearly one in 25 outbreaks of foodborne illness in restaurants and delis (in the States) can be traced back to contaminated, freshly-made salsa or guacamole. Here's the link:

Salsas and guacamole linked to more foodborne illnesses

Fun quote (for me):
Michael Doyle, director of the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety...published a paper on the topic earlier this year. "An unusual finding was if you used fresh garlic and fresh lime juice, it prevented the growth [of bacteria]... "You couldn't use powdered, it had to be fresh..."


FWIW,

-- K.H.


The Disciple lamented, "Master! Why is my life beset with problems?!"
The Master observed, "Only tourists step in dog droppings..."



 
 
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