Avocados are being recalled in 6 states after a batch tested positive for listeria

Avocados have been recalled in six states.

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Avocados have been recalled in six states.
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Apeel Sciences

  • Henry Avocado Corp. has issued a recall for whole avocados over listeria concerns.
  • The recall affects avocados shipped to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.
  • Symptoms of listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

A California avocado grower is recalling whole avocados sold to stores in six states over the possibility of listeria contamination.

“Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility,” the company announced Saturday.

The recall affects avocados shipped to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

All shipments from the packing facility, including conventional and organic avocados, are subject to the recall, the company said.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Henry Avocado Corp. said there had been no reports of illnesses related to the contamination fears.

Organic avocados affected by the recall show “California” on the label. Conventional avocados affected by the recall carry stickers with label “Bravocado,” as shown here:

Avocado recall

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Henry Avocado Corporation