The news is out: [A major avocado producer announced a voluntary recall of the pear-shaped fruit because of the potential that the California-grown whole avocados could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
California-based Henry Avocado Corp. says it has taken this step out of “an abundance of caution” based on positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection.
The company claims there are no reported illnesses associated with the recall. The avocados in question are distributed and sold in bulk at stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed, the company says.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can lead to serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer from high fevers, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
In a statement, Phil Henry, the president of Henry Avocado says, “We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados.”
The company says it is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are immediately pulled from store shelves.]
How in the FN world can someone screw up an AVOCADO? It is a fruit so well packaged by Mother Nature that even a moron couldn’t mess with it. But that would be like giving a pass to the morons of the world, and underestimate the power of stupid people.
I have watched with horror as people, with less intelligence and usefulness than a door knob, took over the banana industry and are now measuring the width of a fruit to determine the ripeness thereof. I have watched with horror the utter stupidity required to turn corn into a liver damaging GMO fare. I have watched as papayas, soybean, sugar beets, alfalfa, canola, summer squash, apples and potatoes were turned into poison as the offending idiots are challenging chickens to see who can lay a better egg.
Where and when will the lunacy end? How far are we willing to go to see how stupid we can be? Mentally defective dimwits have taking over and are now dictating to farmers the way farming should be done. The idiot is now running the village.