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Henry Avocados recalled over listeria concerns

Posted at 11:14 AM, Mar 24, 2019

Check your avocados, because some of them could be getting recalled over listeria concerns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that Henry Avocado Corporation was voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

These products were distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

The recalled products include California-grown conventional and organic avocados.

The FDA said Henry Avocado is contacting all affected customers to tell them about the recall and make sure all products are immediately removed from shelves.

The FDA said there are no reported illnesses associated with the recall so far.

How to check your avocado:

Consumers can check if their avocado is safe by checking the sticker on the product.

California-grown conventional Henry Avocados have a “Bravocado” sticker.

Henry Avocado organic products do not have a “Bravocado” sticker; instead, they are labeled “organic” and have a “California” sticker on them.

About Listeria monocytogenes:

Listeria monocytogenes can cause fatal infections in young children, elderly people, or anyone with a weak immune system. The FDA said if a healthy individual eats a product containing Listeria monocytogenes, they could suffer short-term symptoms like high sever, severe headaches and nausea.

Anyone with further questions about the recall can contact Henry Avocado at  (760) 745-6632, Ext 132 or visit www.henryavocado.com/media.