Henry Avocado Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of California-grown conventional and organic avocados sold in bulk because of a possible Listeria contamination, according to a news release.
The corporation announced the recall Saturday after some samples taken from the avocados tested positive for the bacteria. No illnesses were reported.
“We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados,” says Phil Henry, President of Henry Avocado.
The affected products were packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in Florida, Arizona, California, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin (the company did not begin packing at the facility until late January 2019). Avocados imported from Mexico are not subject to the recall.
The recalled conventional avocados have a “Bravocado” label on the sticker. The organic avocados are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker.
Listeria or Listeriosis can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. People usually become ill with Listeriosis after eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Consumers with questions can contact the company at (760) 745-6632, Ext 132 or visit www.henryavocado.com/media.