Henry Avocado Corporation voluntarily recalled the full Californian avocados sold in bulk in stores due to potential contamination, San Diego reported.
The company voluntarily recalled it as a precautionary measure after the positive test results for Listeria Monocytogenes were found on environmental samples taken during a routine government check at a packing plant in California.
"We voluntarily recalled our products and took all possible measures to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados," said Henry Henry, President Henry Avocado.
Warned Californian conventional and organic avocados were packed into a packing plant in California and distributed in several countries, including Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. All consignments from the plant are subject to recall, but the company did not start packaging there by the end of January 2019.
Avocado imported from Mexico distributed by Henry Avocados is not subject to recall and may continue to be sold and consumed.
Henry Avocado turns to all affected parties to confirm that products that have been recalled are immediately withdrawn from shelves.
Consumers can identify withdrawn products using the Bravocado stickers. The ecological avocado is labeled "ecologically" and includes "California" on the label.
Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with a weakened immune system. Although healthy individuals can suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can lead to spontaneous abortions and stillbirths.
"Unfortunately, these children are born with a huge infection with listeria, which can be life-threatening," said Dr. Richard Chaffoo.
If the symptoms persist or become neurological, dr. Chaffoo recommends healing.
There are no reports of recall-related illnesses at this time, says Henry Avocado.
Consumers who bought recalled avocados are urged not to swallow them, but to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions can contact Henry Avocad at 760-745-6632, Ext 132 or visit www.henryavocado.com/media