Avocado Recall Affecting Wisconsin
It's a state known for its beer and cheese, but avocados from Wisconsin are making news right now.
That's because my home state Wisconsin has been included in the list of states affected by an avocado recall. This USA Today story says America's Dairyland, along with Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire and North Carolina are all on the recall list, due to possible contamination from listeria monocytogenes.
The story said no illnesses have been reported so far, and the FDA noted in this alert that the recall, at this point, is voluntary. It involves fruit from the company, Henry Avocado, who issued the 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 story said.
If you've been across the border in Hudson, Hager City, Nelson, La Crosse or anywhere else in Wisconsin-- and bought any avocados while you were there-- the FDA says here's what to look for:
Recalled avocados can be identified by “Bravocado” stickers on the fruit. Henry Avocado organic products do not carry the “Bravocado” label on the sticker. Instead those products are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker, and are not being recalled.
You can get more information on the avocado recall HERE.