Listeria alert: Avocados recalled across 6 States over possible Listeria contamination

Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns

Avocados Are Being Recalled in Multiple States Over Possible Listeria Contamination

A California-based avocado grower is voluntarily recalling its avocados over fears it may be contaminated with Listeria.

Conventional avocados impacted by the recall carry stickers with label "Bravocado".

The recall covers both conventional and organic avocados that were distributed to stores in Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Florida, Arizona, and California.

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The recall does not include avocados imported from Mexico that Henry Avocado also distributes.

Henry Avocado Corporation announced the recall after avocados at its packing facility tested positive for listeria.

There are now no reported illnesses in connection to this recall, but consumers are advised to avoid all Henry Avocado products, which can be identified by stickers that read "Bravocado".

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Listeria bacteria can cause serious-and sometimes fatal-illness, especially for children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women can also suffer miscarriages or stillbirths.

If you've consumed an avocado from Henry's Avocados and/or are experiencing symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, nausea, or diarrhea, you should contact your physician immediately.

If you've already purchased the avocados, do not eat them.

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Before you pay extra for guac, listen to this: Avocados sold in six states are being voluntarily recalled and customers are being warned about the possibility of listeria in their avocados, according to a recall notice posted on the FDA's site. The company advises consumers to check the stickers on their avocados. Listeria Monocytogenes Listeria or listeriosis is a serious infection caused by consuming food contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacterium. Almost 90 percent of local avocado production grows in California. "The bar code on the sticker will enable their retailer to identify if the product is involved in the recall". This is a voluntary recall impacting a large number of people in multiple U.S. states where the produce must be destroyed to prevent risk of illness.

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