Escondido, California – Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in large retail outlets for potential contamination, the San Diego-based company said in a press release on Saturday.
The company gave the voluntary recall as a precautionary measure following positive test results for Listeria Monocytogenes on environmental samples taken at a routine regulatory inspection in its California packaging facility.
"We voluntarily recall our products and take all possible measures to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados," said Phil Henry Henry Henry, president of Henry Avocado.
The California-born conventional and organic avocados were packaged in the company's California packaging facility and distributed to several states including Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, all shipments can be recalled, but the company did not begin packaging until late January 201
Henry Avocado contacts all affected customers to confirm that recalled products are immediately removed from the shelves.
Consumers can recalled products based on the Au identify the sticker "Bravocado". The organic avocados are called "Organic" and are marked on the sticker with "California".
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in infants, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals have short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.
No Associated Diseases Are Known At This Point In Time According to Henry Avocado
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. Consumers with additional questions can contact Henry Avocado at (760) 745-6632, ext 132 or visit www.henryavocado.com/media[1965901233119207[19659013(-117086421