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.READ MORE: New Jersey Artist Said Elatab Burns Paintings To Fight Depression, Express Grief; 'I Call Myself Tragedy Of Art'
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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.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions: New York City Restaurants Can Increase Capacity, New Jersey Raises Gathering Limits
Listeria symptoms are flu-like, and include muscle aches, fever and vomiting.