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Latino Daily News

Monday July 12, 2010

Salsa and Guacomole: As if the anti-Latino Sentiment Couldn’t Get Any Worse, Apparantly the Food is

The Center for Disease Control has just released an investigation that credits guacamole and salsa with nearly 1 out of every 25 restaurant-associated foodborne outbreaks between 1998 and 2008.

The delicious ingredients to both of these very popular Hispanic dishes contain raw produce, and if stored inappropriately can become ideal vehicles of foodborne infection. “Possible reasons salsa and guacamole can pose a risk for foodborne illness is that they may not be refrigerated appropriately and are often made in large batches so even a small amount of contamination can affect many customers,” says a researcher who collaborated on the CDC study. 

In Hispanics households storage is not a problem since the guac and salsa are typically gone before all the ingredients are even mixed in!

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