Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Nope never hesitated to dip before but now upon further reflection I might.

But dang, there sure is some good salsa out there.

Ay!  Mamacita's creamy-style green salsa is muy delicioso!

Outbreaks tied to diners' salsa, guacamole rise
By Don Finley - Express-News

Ever hesitate before dipping that chip into the complimentary bowl of salsa? It might be justified.

Federal health officials said Monday that 4 percent of food-borne outbreaks linked to restaurant fare between 1998 and 2008 were traced to contaminated salsa or guacamole. That was up from 1.5 percent between 1984 and 1997.

The reason? It's not certain, but the two popular Mexican food items might not always be refrigerated properly, and they are often made in large batches, “so if you have a small amount of contamination, it could affect many servings,” said Magdalena Kendall, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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