MENDOCINO Co., 3/27/19 — Avocados from the Henry Avocado Company are being voluntarily recalled by the company due to a potential threat of Listeria monocytogenes, Mendocino County’s public health officials announced in a statement today. The avocados, which were sold wholesale to retail stores, tested positive during routine inspection at a California packing plant. As of now no illnesses associated with the taint fruit have been reported.
More information about the recall is available from the FDA and from the announcement by Mendocino County Health and Human services (see below). Customers are urged not to consume the avocados being recalled as Listeria monocytogenes “can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,” pregnant women, the elderly, and
“others with weakened immune systems.”
Both organic and conventional grown avocados have been recalled, and were processed at a facility in California before being shipped to elsewhere in California, Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Avocados distributed by the Henry Avocado Co., but imported from Mexico, are not subject to the recall. The company is asking customers to report whether their products have been removed from store shelves.
Information on how to identify the avocados is listed below:
For conventional products purchased at retail, consumers can identify the recalled products 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. Retailers can identify Henry Avocado organic products by the bar code on the stickers.
Consumers who have purchased any recalled avocados are urged not to consume them, but to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may contact Henry Avocado at (760) 745‐6632, Ext 132 or visit www.henryavocado.com/media