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Avocado recall in 6 states after batch tests positive for Listeria



A California avocado grower recalls whole avocados sold in six states for potential Listeria contamination.

"Henry Avocado announces this voluntary recall with caution for positive environmental test results taken during a routine regulatory inspection at his Californian packaging facility," the company said Saturday.

The recall affects avocados shipped to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

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

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

Henry Avocado Corporation announced that there are no reports of any disease linked to potential contamination.

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

Henry Avocado Corporation


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