Avocados Recalled Over Infection Risk

Henry Avocado Corporation decides to play it safe
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2019 12:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – Shopping for avocados? Watch out for sticker labels marked "Bravocado" and "California"—they've been voluntarily recalled by the Henry Avocado Corporation after government inspectors found Listeria Monocytogenes on avocados during a routine test, Fox 5 San Diego reports. The recalled fruit was packed in California and sent to multiple states including Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona. The company's avocados from Mexico aren't being recalled and are considered safe.

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Listeria Monocytogenes infections can be serious or even fatal for young children, seniors, and people with diminished immune systems, while other people could suffer temporary nausea, stiffness, high fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or bad headaches. Pregnant women with a listeria infection face the dire possibility of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or child born infected. Luckily no one's been reported sick from the avocados so far, per ABC 10. (Read more recall stories.)

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