The avocados, sold through bulk displays, are conventional and organic, according to a recall notice from the company, posted on Henry Avocado and Food and Drug Administration websites on March 23.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.
According to the notice, the positive test results were on environmental samples at the plant, but not the fruit itself. The samples were taken during a routine government inspection.
The recall affects all shipments from the Escondido plant. The company’s avocados from Mexico are not affected, according to the notice. Henry Avocado began packing in the facility in late January this season.
The avocados were shipped to retailers in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The conventionally-grown avocados have a sticker with the company’s Bravocado brand. The organic avocados do not have the brand label, but have “organic” and “California” on the label. Retailers can identify the Henry Avocado organic fruit by bar codes on the sticker, according to the recall notice.
The company is contacting customers, according to the notice, and cooperating with federal and California health agencies.
“We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados,” President Phil Henry said in the notice.