Avocados recalled in 6 states over possible listeria

Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. The company’s recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California.

The company said they were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with the avocados.

The company has issued the voluntary recall after a routine inspection of its packing plant revealed samples that tested positive for listeria. The company said avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry are not being recalled and are safe.

Listeria is a bacteria that can cause fever and diarrhea, and more dangerous complications in pregnant women.

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