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FDA: Wash avocados before eating to avoid potential Listeria poisoning

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 15:06:39-05

The FDA is issuing a new warning about the importance of washing avocados before you eat them.

It says washing them is the only sure way to prevent bacteria and dirt from transferring from the peel to your knife.

The FDA says about one in every five avocados tested positive for a bacteria that can cause Listeria.

The FDA also says consumers should scrub produce with a produce brush before drying it clean with a paper towel.