Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods Inc. is voluntary recalling “Signature Select Avocado Chunks” with a best before date of Oct 11, 2020, after an inspection test revealed Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
The company initiated the recall “based on strict precautionary measures after the company was informed by the FDA that a routine sampling program found a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample bag of the product,” according to the Nature’s Touch notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
As of June 18, there hadn’t been any confirmed illnesses reported in association with the recalled frozen avocado product, the notice states. There is concern that some consumers may have the recalled frozen avocado chunks in their homes because the best-before date isn’t until Oct. 11, 2020.
“Consumers who have purchased the product should discard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund,” according to the company recall notice.
Consumers can use the following label information to determine whether they have the recalled avocado in their homes:
- Signature Select brand avocado chunks, frozen
- 12-ounce plastic bags
- UPC number 2113009412 on the back
- Best-before date displayed as OCT 11 20 on the back of packages near the top
Nature’s Touch reports the avocado chunks were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Texas and Utah.
Distribution also included the following banner stores:
- Safeway Community Markets
- Pak N Save
From Food Safety News article of the same title