A company is recalling its avocados after government inspectors found possible listeria contamination.
The Henry Avocado Corporation, based in California, is now recalling the product in six states and issuing a warning to its customers, according to reports.
The recalled products included California-grown conventional and organic avocados.
They are packed at the company’s California facility and distributed to six states: Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
“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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website said on its website.
The product has the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, inspectors found. No illnesses have been reported.
Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Symptoms may include muscle aches, fever, flu, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
‘Every action possible’
“We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados,” said Phil Henry, the president of Henry Avocado.
Consumers can identify the recalled products with the “Bravocado” stickers. Or the product will be labeled as “organic” and include “California” on the sticker, the company added on its website.
Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall, the firm said.
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