Frozen Signature Select Avocado chunks from Nature's Touch Frozen Foods (West) Inc. have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should look for bags with a UPC of 2113009412, with a "best before" date of October 11, 2020. This product was distributed at Albertsons, Safeway, Safeway Community Markets, Carrs-Safeway, Eagle, Lucky, Pak N Save, Pavilions, and Vons stores. Consumers who have bought this products should discard it or return to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Listeria can cause an infection called Listeriosis that results in about 260 deaths annually. The infection is especially dangerous to an unborn fetus, so pregnant women are advised to avoid any foods that may contain Listeria. A recent study found that 1 in 5 avocados are contaminated with Listeria, and avocados should be thoroughly washed before cutting or preparing. Read more about this study and the importance of washing avocados.
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