Avocado Recall Affects Wisconsin Consumers
California-based Henry Avocado is recalling conventional and organic whole avocados due to potential Listeria contamination. The voluntary recall was put in place after a packing facility in California tested positive for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals can suffer short-term symptoms from Listeria, including fever, severe headache and nausea. Henry Avocado products are sold in Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire and North Carolina. Some of the recalled products include a sticker that reads “Bravocado” on it – while organic products say “organic” and include “California” on the sticker. No illnesses have been reported with the recalled product, and consumers who purchased any of the items are asked to throw them out, or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.