Avocadon’t: Recall Underway over Listeria Fears

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A massive avocado recall is underway over listeria concerns.

Who is behind the recall?

The California based avocado company, Henry Avocado, issued the recall after finding positive results for the bacteria during a government inspection of the food.

Who is affected by the recall?

Currently as of the writing of this post, at least six states are affected by the recall: Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin according to an article by CNN. Consumers are being advised to check for a “Bravocado” sticker on their avocado, and are being urged to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund.

What are the symptoms of listeriosis?

The symptoms of listeriosis include but are not limited to: muscle pain, headache, stiff neck, trouble with balance, and even upset stomach issues. Women who are pregnant, the elderly, and those with weakened and/or compromised immune systems are considered the most vulnerable if they contract the bacteria.

I have been diagnosed with listeriosis. What are my next steps?

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with listeriosis or any other food borne illness contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on food borne illness here for more information.