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Escondido company recalling avocados due to possible Listeria contamination

Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 17:36:03-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- An Escondido-based avocado grower is voluntarily recalling avocados sold in bulk due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Henry Avocado Corporation issued the recall Saturday due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during routine inspection of its packaging facility.

So far, there are no reports of illness.

The recalled products were packaged at Henry Avocado’s packaging facility and distributed to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Customers can identify the recalled fruit by the “Bravocado” stickers. Henry Avocado organic products do not carry the “Bravocado” label on the sticker. Instead those products are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker.

All shipments from the facility are subject to the recall. According to the company, avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not part of the recall.

The company said in a news release that it’s contacting all affected customers to make sure the products are removed from shelves.

Anyone who purchased the recalled product are urged to discard or return the items for a full refund.

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