ESCONDIDO, Calif. (FOX 10) - Henry Avocado Corporation is recalling California-grown avocados sold in stores in several states, including Arizona.
The corporation is issuing a voluntary recall because the avocados could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. As of right now, there are no reported illnesses regarding the recall.
"We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados," said Phil Henry, president of Henry Avocado Corporation.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections on children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
The recalled products were packed at a packing facility in California and distributed in Arizona, California, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. All shipments are subject to recall.
Henry Avocado Corporation is contacting affected customers to confirm the products are immediately removed from store shelves.
Consumers who may have purchased recalled avocados are urged not to consume them, but to throw them away or return them to the business in which they were purchased.
If consumers have further questions, they can contact Henry Avocado Corporation at (760) 7450-6632 ext. 132 or visit www.henryavocado.com/media.