A California-based company announced on Saturday that it would voluntarily recall whole avocados grown from California due to fears of potential Listeria contamination.
Henry Avocado Corporation announced in a press release that it had announced the recall as part of a precautionary measure after positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes were detected in environmental samples taken during a routine regulatory inspection at the California packaging facility.
"We voluntarily recall our products and take all possible measures to ensure consumer safety by eating our avocados," said Phil Henry, president of Henry Avocado.
So far, there are no reported diseases associated with
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The recalled products were packaged in a packaging plant by Henry Avocado of California, and Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, all shipments can be recalled because the company did not begin packing until the end of January 201
Imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado Avocados are not subject to recall and may continue to be sold and consumed, according to the company s.
Consumers can identify recalled products using the "Bravocado" label. The organic avocados are labeled with "organic" and provided according to the company with "California" on the sticker.
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Listeria monocytogenes can have serious consequences, sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems: These include symptoms high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
"If you have fever and other symptoms of possible listeriosis such as tiredness and muscle aches, you should seek medical treatment for potentially contaminated foods within two months," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This is especially important if you are pregnant, 65 years or older, or have a weakened immune system."
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. Henry Avocado said that all affected persons will be contacted. Customers confirm that the recalled products are immediately removed from the shelves. Retailers can identify Henry Avocado's organic products by the bar code on the stickers.
Consumers who have bought back reclaimed avocados are encouraged not to consume them but to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with additional questions may contact Henry Avocado at (760) 745-6632, ext 132 or visit the company's Web site.