A month ago, a massive avocado recall was reported affecting six states, including organic avocados shipped by a well-known California manufacturer, due to worries that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes!
Following the inquiry at its California pressing factory, the Henry Avocado Company provided the evaluation. It caused “environmental examples” of its product tested positive, but the business stated that no illnesses were recorded as a result of the recall.
Listeria normally kills 260 people when it infects 1,600 people.
According to the organization’s official statement, Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes serious medical issues and can even be deadly in older people, adults and children, and persons with weakened immune systems.
It causes transient symptoms in healthy persons, such as stiffness, high temperature, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, and headaches, but it can also result in stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.
“Henry Avocado is initiating this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution owing to positive test findings on environmental samples obtained during a routine government inspection at its California packaging factory,” according to a statement from the firm. At this time, no illnesses have been recorded as a result of the recall.
Avocados cultivated in California, both conventional and organic, were among the goods recalled. They were packed at Henry Avocado Corporation’s California factory and shipped to six states: Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Henry Avocado, a family-owned and operated firm, began packaging at this facility in late January 2019 and has been doing so ever since.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the initial symptoms may appear a few days after eating infected food, but it may take up to a month or more before the principal symptoms and indications of the illness appear.
A year ago, listeria was discovered in millions of pounds of pre-made meals and salads, all of which were linked to a possible salmonella and listeria outbreak at a California processing factory.
If you have eaten goods suspected of being contaminated with listeria, pay particular attention to any possible indicators or side effects of sickness, and call your expert if you develop diarrhea, nausea, muscular pains, or fever.