By Family Circle Editors
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A California avocado grower is recalling whole avocados that were shipped to six states because of possible listeria concerns.

"Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility," the company said in a statement. "There are no reported illnesses associated with this recall."

The recalled avocados were distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Check your avocados

Recalled avocados include both conventional and organic avocados. Look for "Bravocado," “organic,” or “California” on the sticker.  Retailers can identify Henry Avocado organic products by the bar code on the stickers.

The company is urging consumers who have purchased recalled avocados not to eat them. Instead they should discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

What is listeria?

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers with further questions may contact Henry Avocado at (760) 745-6632, Ext 132 or visit their website.

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