The offered products included conventional and organic avocados grown in California. They were packaged at the Henry Avocado Corporation in California and divided into six countries: Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Henry Avocado, a family business and a company they manage, started packing into this facility at the end of January 2019 and each consignment is subject to recall.
Listeria bacteria is particularly present in pregnant women because they can cause spontaneous spontaneous spontaneous delivery, stillbirths, premature birth or a deadly infection in the newborn. Others who are at risk of listeria infection are elderly and individuals with a weakened immune system.
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Henry Avocado said he was contacting his retail customers to confirm that the withdrawn products had been pulled out of the shelves. The company advises consumers to check avocados labels. Recalled products have "Bravocado" labels. Organic products Henry Avocado on the label do not bear the mark "Bravocado". Instead, these products are labeled as "organic" and include "California" on the label. In this case, retailers can recognize Henry Avocado's organic products with a barcode on labels.
Henry Avocado calls on consumers to refuse or return products to the place they were purchased.
"We voluntarily recalled our products and took all possible measures to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados," says Phil Henry, president of Henry Avocado. The company stated that it fully cooperates with federal and California health officials to allow the effective and complete recall of these avocados.
Avocados imported from Mexico distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to recall and may continue to be sold and consumed.