The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced an avocado recall in six states. The voluntary recall includes Henry Avocado Corporation California-grown avocados due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Henry Avocado did not immediately respond to Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

The recent recall includes avocados distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. If you have concerns about the avocados in your home, read on for the recall details.

photos: Courtesy of U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Recall Product Description: Henry Avocados

The recall includes California-grown conventional and organic avocados, packed in Henry Avocado’s California packing facility. Conventional avocados, sold at retailers in the six affected states, bear a sticker that reads “Bravocado.” The recalled organic avocados bear a sticker that reads “organic” and “California.”

Why the Avocados Were Recalled

The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found on environmental samples of avocados during routine government inspection. As of now there are no illnesses due to the affected avocados.

Listeria monocytogenes can  cause headaches, stiffness, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain, with more serious symptoms in the elderly, young children or anyone with a compromised immune system. The bacteria is also known to cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

How to Tell If Your Avocado Is Part of the Recall

Only Henry Avocado avocados grown in California that bear the “Bravocado” or “organic” and “California” stickers are part of this recall. Henry Avocado avocados imported from Mexico are not part of this recall.

What Parents Can Do

If you have an affected avocado do not eat it. Throw the avocado away or bring it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Direct recall questions to Henry Avocado at 760-745-6632, ext. 132.

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