Using Avocados For This Purpose May Be Dangerous – Daily Times

Using Avocados For This Purpose May Be Dangerous

Lifehacks are popular online in our fast-paced culture. Some kitchen gadgets save time, money, and make tasks easier, but others are dangerous.

The FDA advised Good Morning America against a food hack that went viral on TikTok.

Once cut, avocados spoil quickly. Keeping cut avocados in water prevents browning. This can lead to bacteria growth, says FDA.

"Residual human pathogens (i.e. Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp.) on avocado surfaces may multiply when submerged in water," an FDA official said.

Decontaminating avocado skin won't remove the risk, a spokesperson said. After 15 days of submersion and refrigeration, Listeria monocytogenes can enter an avocado.

Nylon cooking bags and plastic-lined coffee cups release trillions of nanoplastics, a study found. Despite FDA approval, health risks are unknown.

Food threats go beyond at-home hacks. Recent product recalls have revealed many hidden risks at the grocery store.

Salmonella recalls Jif peanut butter. FreshKampo and H-E-B strawberries were linked to hepatitis A cases, and a Trader Joe's salad had undeclared wheat and egg.

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