Avocados Recalled in 6 States Over Listeria Concerns

March 25, 2019

California-grown avocados sold in bulk in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. "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 company says in a statement shared by CNN.

The recalled products include California-grown conventional and organic avocados distributed to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion and loss of balance. Patients may also experience diarrhea, as well as convulsions, and can be treated with antibiotics. In pregnant women, listeria bacteria can also cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature delivery or a life-threatening infection in a newborn. 

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