Henry Avocado Corporation has issued a statement after routine tests came back positive for Listeria.

By Cooking Light
Updated: March 25, 2019
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Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling their California-grown conventional avocados (also sold under the name "Bravocados") and organic avocados after potential Listeria contamination. The avocados in question were grown and packed at Henry Avocado's packing facility and sold in bulk at retail stores in Arizona, California, New Hampshire, Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. (Related: Holy Sh*t, Apparently We Should All Be Washing Our Avocados)

According to a statement released by the company, "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. There are no reported illnesses associated with this recall." (Related: What's the Deal with All These Food Recalls? A Food Safety Pro Weighs In)

Listeria bacteria can cause serious-and sometimes fatal-illness, especially for children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. It can also cause pregnant women to miscarry.

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. (Related: You Can Blame the Keto Diet for Those Expensive Avocados)

All affected products have reportedly been removed from store shelves. If you have already purchased recalled avocados, do not eat them. Henry Avocados says to discard them or return them to your place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may also contact Henry Avocado by calling them at (760) 745-6632, Ext 132 or visiting their website.

This story originally appeared on CookingLight.com by Jaime Milan.



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