You might want to pass on the guacamole

Guacamole.sized.jpgIf you bought guacamole at Trader Joes or Whole Foods on or after Feb 13 in Torrance or Los Angeles, eating it probably isn’t such a hot idea. Unless of course food poisoning sounds like a good time to you, then by all means, chow down.

“A company that supplies guacamole to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s markets is recalling the chip dips to stores in southern California, Arizona and Nevada because they are potentially contaminated with a food pathogen that could cause illnesses…

“…is a common organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with a weakened immune system. Healthy people might suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, sever headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.”

(via Fark)

3 Replies to “You might want to pass on the guacamole”

  1. I saw a sign yesterday in Trader Joe’s about this. It said that this only applies to the product marked “fresh guacamole”, and not the fire-roasted kind. Also, no illnesses resulting from the guacamole have been reported yet (not that that means anything – people could’ve thought they had the stomach flu or something), and that you can bring in any guacamole you purchased during that time for a full refund.

    Good times.

  2. Thanks for the advice… I was never a big fan of TJ’s guacamole anyway, even though I get all my food from them. I prefer to drop into Chipotle and buy it fresh… it’s the best I’ve ever had!

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