Avocados Being Recalled in 6 States Following Listeria Concerns

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A recall has been issued by a California-based avocado grower to at least 6 U.S. states, due to concerns that they could be contaminated by a potentially fatal bacteria.

Henry Avocado said that it was concerned the bacteria listeria monocytogenes may be present in the avocados that it had sold in bulk to stores in the US.

Stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina as well as Wisconsin are affected.

The company notes that the affected avocados may be identified by stickers reading “bravocado,” or, in the case of its organic avocados, stickers including the words “organic” and “California.”

Listeria can be dangerous mostly to children, the elderly and pregnant women or people with weakened immune systems which can cause symptoms such as fever, headaches, diarrhea, convulsions and a loss of balance.

For pregnant women, infection may result in stillbirth.

the company said in a press release:

Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility,”

Henry Avocado says that customers should discard the avocados or return them to their place of purchase to receive a full refund.


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