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Hellman Recalls Avocado Pulp For Listeria

Los Angeles-based J. Hellman Frozen Foods Inc. has recalled 992 cases of Señor Mexicano Avocado Pulp.

A random sample test of the Avocado Pulp by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The Hellman recall involves 4,960 retail units of the Avocado Pulp product.

Señor Mexicano Avocado Pulp was distributed in California and Hawaii. Dates and Product Codes are as follows: Señor Mexicano Avocado Pulp, 2lbs bags (UPC Code 7 503012 650001) with the following Lot number: A 21 04 10 / A 21 04 12.

No illnesses have been associated with the recall.

Hellman has notified its customers who have received the product in question and have directed them to remove it from their shelves and return it as soon as possible.

Because it is possible that products bearing the Lot number A 21 04 10 / A 21 04 12 were further distributed and could be on store shelves and in consumer homes, this recall is being extended to the general public.

Any Questions or comments please call Greg Abadjian, Director of Food Safety at 213‐243‐9105 between the hours of 4 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Consumers who purchase frozen Avocado Pulp should check their refrigerator/freezers for Señor Mexicano Avocado Pulp with the above Lot number.

The Lot number can be found on a sticker affixed to the package. Consumers who have the affected product are asked to record the Lot number, and immediately dispose of the product or return to place of purchase for a refund.

Retailers and distributors are urged to immediately examine inventories and quarantine product subject to recall.

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