Start washing your avocados. Or you could die.

FDA says salmonella, listeria are on those skins
Start washing your avocados. Or you could die.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says in a new report ​​that consumers should wash the skins on their avocados to avoid getting sick from potentially deadly bacteria, including salmonella and listeria.

The FDA collected, tested and analyzed domestic and imported avocados for salmonella and listeria.

Of the 361 avocado skins tested for listeria, 64, or almost 18 percent, tested positive for listeria. Of the 1,615 samples collected for salmonella testing, 12, or less than one percent, tested positive for salmonella.

They advise all consumers to wash avocados before eating them.

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