TikTok Unsafe Trend About Keeping Avocados Fresh not Advised by FDA

A TikTok video went viral about placing avocadoes in water, then in the fridge to prevent them from turning brown and spoiling. The FDA has written a report that this practice is not advised and will not protect the fruit from spoiling. It can also make the avocado get contaminated.

FDA scientists have reported that Listeria monocytogenes has the potential to infiltrate and internalize into the pulp of avocados when submerged in refrigerated dump tanks within 15 days during refrigerated storage,” “In this case, even surface disinfecting the avocado skin prior to slicing would not be able to remove the contamination.” Source FDA.gov

It is also not advisable to think before submerging in water, that even washing it will protect the avocado from contamination.

 

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Even cleaning off the surface of the avocado before submerging it in water won’t help protect it from contamination.  The FDA reports, “In addition, research performed by FDA scientists has shown that Listeria monocytogenes has the potential to infiltrate and internalize into the pulp of avocados when submerged in refrigerated dump tanks within 15 days during refrigerated storage,” “In this case, even surface disinfecting the avocado skin prior to slicing would not be able to remove the contamination.”

Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and other bacteria could reside on avocado surface and  may potentially multiply during the storage when submerged in water.” Listeria is an especially bad kind of food poisoning to get,  said the FDA Microbiological Surveillance Sampling for Whole Fresh Avocados.

 

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