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Frozen avocados recalled after Listeria detected

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 21, Jun 2019, 11:58 am IST | UPDATED: 23, Jun 2019, 17:49 pm IST

Frozen avocados recalled after Listeria detected

Delhi: Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling their frozen avocado chunks due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that, when ingested, can cause a serious and life-threatening infection in pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

“Nature’s Touch is issuing this voluntary recall based on strict precautionary measures after the company was informed by the FDA that a routine sampling program found a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample bag of the Product,” the company stated in the recall notice posted by the FDA.

There have been no illnesses linked to the contamination so far.

This is the second listeria-related recall issued this week.

The frozen avocado chunks were distributed to Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Texas, and Utah.

The product was sold at Albertsons, Safeway, Safeway Community Markets, Carrs-Safeway, Eagle, Lucky, Pak N Save, Pavilions, and Vons.

If you bought the avocado chunks, be sure to throw it away or return it to the store immediately.

Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling their frozen avocado chunks due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The products are being sold as “Signature Select Avocado Chunks” across the U.S. Listeria infections are one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the U.S., and can cause serious health issues in pregnant women, older adults, newborns, and people with weakened immune systems.

 
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