For all you avocado lovers out there; I wanted to make sure you're aware of the avocado recall just announced. It involves avocado's coming from the Henry Avocado Corp located in California. Avocados were sold in California, Florida, Arizona, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and North Carolina.
This is a voluntary recall based on a routine governmental testing that found listeria in some of the organic and non-organic avocados. There have been no illnesses reported at this time.
The conventionally grown avocados have a label with the brand "Bravocado" on them however the organic product does not show that label. The organic avocados show a label with the words "organic" and "California" and can be further identified by the grocery store by the barcode on the fruit.
You can read more about the recall here: USDA
**IMPORTANT: It's important not to panic. No illness has been reported. The listeria was found in the facility environment NOT specifically on the avocados. Take caution. If you or a family member has a compromised immune system then steer clear for sure.
If you are into "punny" reporting you may enjoy this article from Forbes on the topic.