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 avocados were distributed in Texas in brown cardboard boxes of 32 avocados each bearing the label “Unity Groves Pride of the Redlands Florida Avocados 25399 SW 157 Ave Homestead, FL 33031,” printed in green. The product is not marked with a lot code. Latin
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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 manufactured at the same facility in Peru. FMP has ceased the production, importing and distribution of the product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company continue their investigation into what caused the problem

There have been no reports of illness related to the

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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 FDA said in a news alert late Friday.

The company said it has stopped using avocado from the supplier. 

The dips were distributed nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada through retail supermarkets and club stores.

The dips can be identified as follows:

— Fresh

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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.  For all salsa and guacamole lovers out there, the results are concerning.

guacamole-salsa-featured.jpgToday one in 25 foodborne illness outbreaks are a direct result of the consumption of contaminated salsa or guacamole. Even more shocking is that these types of cases are on the rise. 

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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.


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