California-grown avocados are the latest food item being recalled. A California-based firm is recalling them due to possible listeria contamination.
The Henry Avocado Corporation says they are recalling the product as a precaution. Tests were done as part of a routine government inspection at the packing facility, and tests for Listeria monocytogenes came back positive.
They are voluntarily recalling the product to ensure safety of their consumers, but no reported illnesses have been associated with the avocados.
The avocados were packed in California and shipped to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin, according to the company's notice. The recalled products will have “Bravocado” stickers and be labeled as “organic” and include “California” on the sticker, the company said.
According to the CDC- listeria can be fatal sometimes, with children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems being at the highest risk.