Trendy frozen avocado chunks recalled over listeria fears

Mail Online | 10/11/2020 | Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For
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Frozen avocado chunks have been recalled over listeria fears, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday.

Nature's Touch Frozen Foods makes 12-ounce bags of 'Signature Select Avocado Chunks,' and one sample tested by the FDA tested positive for listeria, bacteria that can cause fever and diarrhea.

FDA - Recall - Packs - Alaska - Arizona

According to the FDA's recall, packs that may have been affected were transported to Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Texas and Utah.

Listeria infections are unpleasant for anyone, but can be dangerous to pregnant women, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems.

Illnesses - FDA - Anyone - Chunks - Date

So far, no illnesses have been reported, but the FDA is urging anyone who bought the avocado chunks with a 'best before' date of October 11, 2020 to throw them out.

The affected avocados are sold at Albertsons, Safeway (and its Community Markets, and Carrs-Safeway), Eagle, Lucky, Pak N Save, Pavilions and Vons.

Listeria - Meat - Dogs - Spreads - Dairy

Listeria is most often found in deli meat and hot dogs, spreads, dairy products, including certain cheeses, smoked seafood and sprouts.

But it can find its way into other foods as well, and there are usually a few outbreaks a year.

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