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Avocado Products Recalled Over Listeria Contamination

Fine Mexican Food Products, based in California, has issued a recall of their frozen avocado products due to fears of Listeria contamination, according to news sources.

Twenty pounds of avocado pulp at the same factory that Fine Mexican Food Products imports its avocados from were found to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

Two different products are subject to recall. Frozen Avocado Pulp comes in cartons containing 12 bags that weigh 2.2 pounds each. The product code is 00115. The second product is Frozen Avocado Halves in cartons containing 8 bags weighing 3 pounds each. The products have been distributed since June 2010 and have the expiration date June/July/August 2012.

No illnesses have been reported, but Listeria can cause serious and life-threatening illness. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women and their unborn child, and those with compromised immune systems are at increased risk. Symptoms include headache, fever, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

As a Bellevue personal injury lawyer I know that there many rules and regulations that most food and product manufacturers must abode by. Even so, mistakes can and will be made. Our personal injury law firm hopes that you or your loved will not be affected by Listeria. If you or anyone you know has been affected by a contaminated food product we encourage them to seek medical attention right away so things do not get any worse.