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Californian Avocados Recalled in 6 States over possible listeria Outbreak

Escondido, California: Henry Avocado, a california based avacado producer and distributor is recalling all California produced avacados from 6 states due to possible listeria Outbreak.

In a statement made by Henry Avocado, they said, “Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.” 

And added, “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 recalled products – California-grown conventional and organic avocados — were packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in Arizona, California, Florida New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin,”  U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

Listeria is an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria when someone eats something infected by this bacteria. Although it is very dangerous to healthy individuals and may cause only short term symptoms, people such as elderly people, young children, pregnant women and other people with weak immune systems are more in risk against Listeria