The Henry Avocado Company has announced the recall of avocados sold in several states, including Wisconsin. The company found Listeria in routine testing of its packaging facility in California. There have not been any cases of Listeria reported; the company is acting proactively. If you have California Avocados from Henry, you should return them to the store or discard them. Listeria is a VERY uncommon cause of infection, but it can cause harm to your baby if you develop it while pregnant. The symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, body or muscle aches, and GI symptoms like nausea and diarrhea. If you think you have been exposed, take the following action:
Remember that no cases have been reported associated with this recall. It is all precautionary. The treatment for Listeria is a two week course of IV antibiotics and we would not treat anyone preemptive.