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Avocado recall in 6 states after batch tests positive for listeria



A California avocado breeder is recalling entire avocados sold to stores in six states over a possible listeria pollution.

"Henry Avocado issues this voluntary recall out of great caution because of positive test scores on environmental samples taken during a routine government control on its California package," the company announced on Saturday.

The recall effects of avocados sent to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

All shipments from the packaging plant, including conventional and organic avocados, are the subject of the recall, the company said.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, blacks or the elderly, and others with compromised immune systems. Symptoms of infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Henry Avocado Corporation said there have been no reports of diseases related to possible contamination.

Organic avocados affected by the "California" recall view on the label. Conventional avocados affected by recall carry stickers labeled "Bravocado", as shown here:

Henry Avocado Corporation


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