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Avocados Recalled for Salmonella Risk

A Houston, Texas company issued a voluntary recall of 80 cases of whole avocados after the product tested positive for Salmonella. Latin Specialties, Inc. recalled the avocados, which it received from grower Unity Groves Corp. of Florida, on October 30. The recall is ongoing, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s enforcement report. The… Continue Reading

Listeria Concern Prompts Avocado Recall

An Ontario, CA company is recalling 1,423 cases of frozen avocado pulp and 1,820 cases of avocado halves distributed since June because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Fine Mexican Food Products (FMP) said in a news release that the recall was the result of multiple positive Listeria monocytogenes sample test results in avocado pulp… Continue Reading

Listeria Test Leads to Avocado Dip Recall

A California company is recalling various guacamole dips because the avocados used in them may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Fresh Food Concepts, Inc. of Buena Park was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that routine sampling of its Layer Dip products revealed that the imported avocado pulp contained the bacteria, the… Continue Reading

Salsa, Guacamole Common Causes of Food Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new study highlighting the increasing frequency of salsa and guacamole-based foodborne illness outbreaks. This study, which was presented by the CDC at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, analyzed all of the foodborne illness outbreaks since the CDC began keeping records in 1973. … Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading