Henry Avocados Voluntarily Recalled in 6 States
California Corporation, Henry Avocado, Issues Voluntary Recall
Henry Avocado, a California corporation, has issued a voluntary recall of organic and conventional avocados that may have been exposed to Listeria Monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause a very dangerous foodborne illness. The potentially contaminated avocados are believed to have been distributed in at least six states, including: Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.
Consumers are advised to check the stickers on their avocados, as several types of avocados are involved in the recall. Avocados bearing the label “Bravocado” as well as avocados labeled as “organic” with “California” on the sticker should be considered unsafe for consumption. Take a photo of the avocado label and keep any receipts of your purchase of these products if you believe you or your family may have consumed recalled product. Listeriosis can have a long incubation period, and people affected may not show symptoms for up to 70 days after consumption. Retailers have been notified to remove any affected avocados from shelves, but we recommend that consumers check the stickers of any avocados before consuming.
The Mexico-grown avocados from Henry Avocado were not part of the recall and are not contaminated.
Listeria Bacteria Contamination in California-Grown Avocados
Listeria contamination can cause a serious illness called Listeriosis, which is especially dangerous for expectant mothers. It can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening illness in newborns. Listeria exposure is also extremely dangerous for those with compromised immune systems and the elderly.
Symptoms of Listeriosis include:
- Stiff neck
- Compromised equilibrium
- Muscle aches
- Gastrointestinal distress
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
If you or a family member became ill after eating a recalled avocado from Henry Avocados, contact our team. Our skilled attorneys have experience handling cases of foodborne illness, and we are ready to help you hold food handlers and producers accountable for their negligence. Your medical bills and lost wages may warrant compensation, and we are here to help you get it.
Contact Wagner Reese today at (888) 204-8440 to learn more.