The Wall Street Journal reports:
Uncooked foods, such as salsa and guacamole, are risky because there is no heat to wipe out bad bacteria, says Lisa McBeth, who supervises food safety for the Qdoba Mexican Grill chain, based in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Magdalena Kendall, one of the researchers on the study at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., says salsa and guacamole sometimes aren't refrigerated appropriately and often are made up in large batches, so even a small amount of contamination can affect many customers.So what can you do? One thing you might want to consider is making your own guacamole at home!
Check out our Organic Tortilla Chip Taste Test and then whip up some guacamole. (Recipe courtesy of Top Chef's Spike Mendelsohn).