NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a health alert involving avocados.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people to thoroughly wash the outside skin of every avocado, even though we just eat the inside.
WEB EXTRA: FDA’s Avocado Safety Report (.pdf)
It turns out one in five avocados tested positive for a bacteria that can cause listeria.
The two year study from 2014-2016 includes both the domestic and imported kinds of avocados.
Listeria symptoms are flu-like, and include muscle aches, fever and vomiting.