A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. The company says they were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with the avocados. The company says it issued the voluntary recall after a routine inspection of its packing plant revealed samples that tested positive for listeria.
Hundreds of food products, ranging from flash frozen vegetables to jars of sunflower seed kernels, are being recalled this week due to possible Listeria contamination. The contamination apparently happened at a food packaging center in Washington state, and has been tied to the hospitalization of eight people so far. A bacterial infection, Listeria can cause all sorts of flu-like symptoms, as well as dizziness and muscle aches. It is especially problematic for pregnant women, children, and the elderly. In some cases it can be fatal.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 1 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Whole Foods Market stores in select locations of the U.S. have issued a recall for Dorset cheese over concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The move comes after Consider Bardwell Farm issued a recall alert for three of its products, including Dorset. Impacted Whole Foods stores are located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people. One person from Maryland and one from Washington have died but health officials do not consider listeria to be the cause of death for either person. The Centers for Disease Control says the recall by CRF Frozen Foods began in April and was expanded on Monday. The recall now includes all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed in the company's Pasco facility since May 1, 2014. About 358 products sold under 42 separate brands were recalled.
Attention snackers: Put down the carrots. Sabra Dipping Co. is voluntarily recalling dozens of its hummus products because of possible Listeria contamination. The Virginia snack maker on Saturday said it identified Listeria at one of its manufacturing facilities, although not in its tested finished products. The hummus was distributed to supermarkets and other retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers, diarrhea and nausea in minor cases.