March 23, 2019: Henry Avocado Recall For Potential Listeria Contamination

Henry Avocado Recall Announcement

Henry Avocado Corporation has issued a recall for its California-grown whole avocados because the fruits have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The avocados subject to the recall  were sold in bulk at retail stores in multiple states (see below ). The Henry avocado recall was prompted after routine environmental testing at the company’s California packing facility detected the presence Listeria.

What Is Listeria?

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Henry Avocado Recall information

Henry Avocado Recall: Non-organic Label

Avocados subject to the recall include California-grown conventional and organic avocados packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. According to the company press release, all avocado shipments from the California packing facility are subject to the recall. The company further indicated that avocados imported from Mexico are not subject to the recall.

Consumers can identify the recalled avocados (non-organic) by the “Bravocado” stickers.  Henry Avocado organic avocados do not carry the “Bravocado” label on the sticker, however, these products are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker.

Retailers can identify the recalled Henry Avocado organic products by the bar code on the stickers. Henry Avocado is contacting affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.

Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled avocados, and are urged to discard the product, or return it to the place of purchase.

Food Poisoning Lawsuit Information

The NJ Personal Injury Lawyers at Weinberg Law Firm are available to assist victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a Listeria infection (listeriosis), are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page. 

Please see Salmonella Peach Recall, Salmonella Lawsuit and E. Coli Lawsuit to learn about our additional food poisoning legal services.


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