A California-based company announced on Saturday is the voluntary recall of California adult entire avocados over fear of possible listeria pollution.
Henry Avocado Corporation said in the press release the announced recall as part of a precaution after positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes were discovered on environmental samples taken during a routine inspection on their package in California.
"We voluntarily recall our products and take every possible measure to ensure consumer safety eating our avocados," said Phil Henry, president of Henry Avocado.
There are no reported diseases associated with this recall.
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The recalled products were packaged at Henry Avocado's California packaging plant and distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. All shipments from the facility are subject to recall, as the company did not start packing there until the end of January 201
Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to recall and may continue to be sold and consumed, according to the company. .
Consumers can identify the recalled products with the "Bravocado" stickers. The organic avocados are labeled "organic" and include "California" on the sticker, according to the firm.
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Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and others with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
"You should seek medical advice and tell your doctor to eat possibly contaminated food if you have fever and other symptoms of possible listeriosis, such as fatigue and muscle pain, within two months of eating possibly contaminated food. , "according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. "This is especially important if you are pregnant, 65 or older or have a weakened immune system."
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Henry Avocado said that it is in contact with all affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are immediately removed from the store shelves. Dealers can identify Henry Avocado organic products with the barcode on the stickers.
Consumers who have purchased some recalled avocados are encouraged not to consume them, but to discard or return them to the point of purchase for full refund. Those with multiple questions can contact Henry Avocado at (760) 745-6632, Ext 132 or visit the company's website.