Henry Avocado Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Avocados Over Possible Listeria Infection Risk


A California-based avocado grower has issued a recall of avocados sent to at least six US states over fears they could be contaminated by potentially fatal bacteria.

Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. The recall affects Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, avocados that were imported from other areas and distributed by the company were not included in the recall.

The bacteria were reportedly discovered during a routine government inspection, which involved environmental samples taken at the company's packing facility in California.

Henry Avocado said it is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are immediately removed from store shelves. According to Henry Avocado, consumers should check for a "Bravocado" sticker on their avocados.

The Center For Disease Control says anyone suffering from these symptoms who believes they have eaten food contaminated with listeria should seek medical care and tell the doctor about what they ate.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Henry Avocado did not begin packing there until late January 2019. Henry Avocados says to discard them or return them to your place of purchase for a full refund.

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Make sure to check the label and brand of avocados before buying them.

Listeria monocytogen bacteria can cause serious infections to humans when consumed.

The company's president, Phil Henry, mentioned in its news release that they are now taking every possible action to prevent anyone from getting sick from consuming their products.

The recall covered only the company's California-grown conventional and organic avocados.

Anyone who has already bought recalled avocados should not consume them.

If you or a family member became ill with a Listeria infection after consuming food and you're interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Listeria attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Almost 90 percent of local avocado production grows in California.