Thousands of Avocados Recalled Due to Listeria, Here’s What You Need to Know

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It’s a bad day when you think Avocados are trying to kill you.

Okay, I am being a bit dramatic but only because I love avocados and I am sad to hear that Thousands of Avocados Recalled Due to Listeria, Here’s What You Need to Know…

California-based Henry Avocado Corp. has voluntarily recalled thousands of avocados due to contaminated samples with listeria monocytogenes.

The company says it has taken this step out of “an abundance of caution” based on positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection.


While the company has said no illnesses have been reported, they are asking consumers to throw away any avocados that may be contaminated or return them to the store of purchase for a full refund.

What’s the worst that can happen?

Well, listeria can cause fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women and lead to serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people.

So, it’s quite serious.

The avocados that have been recalled are ones distributed and sold in bulk at stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

You can identify the recalled products by the “Bravocado”label on the sticker on they outside of the fruit.

Credit: USA Today

Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed, the company says.

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