On March 23, 2019 Henry Avocado Corporation initiated a voluntary recall of their California grown avocados, which were sold in bulk to a number of retailers and grocery stores.
The avocados have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company has stated that there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recall on avocados thus far.
Related: 10 Tips to Avoid Fruit & Vegetable Food Poisoning
Symptoms of Listeria Poisoning
Listeria is an organism that causes food poisoning. Symptoms of avocado induced Listeria poisoning include:
• high fever,
• severe headache,
• abdominal pain and
In addition, Listeria can occur between one and four weeks after an individual consumes contaminated food. Among pregnant women, the illness can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth or infections for the infant. Listeria can be fatal among young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
Recall on “Bravodado” Branded Avocados
According to CNN, “The recall relates to fruit marketed as California-grown conventional and organic avocados. The avocados are whole and sold in bulk by various retailers in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. All shipments are involved in the recall, though avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by the company have not been impacted and are safe to eat. The company notice advises that customers can identify recalled avocados by the “Bravocado” sticker on the fruit. The sticker will also read “California” and “organic.””
Contact an Avocado Food Poisoning Recall Lawyer
If you or a loved one has become sickened with Listeria after eating the recalled avocados, you may want to contact the food poisoning lawyers at our law firm, as you may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
The lawyers at Johnson // Becker offer a Free Case Evaluation. Please contact us using the form below or by calling us at (800) 279-6386. We would be honored to speak with you and respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.