Fine Mexican Food Products, Inc. (FMP), located in the City of Ontario in California, is recalling 1,423 Cases of 12/2 lb. Frozen Avocado Pulp and 1,820 Cases IQF 8/3 lb. IQF Avocado Halves as distributed since June 2010 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company initiated the recall after it received multiple positive results for Listeria monocytogenes in 20 lbs. size avocado pulp manufactured at the same facility in Peru.
The frozen avocado pulp and IQF avocado halves were distributed to distributors in California since June 2010. These 2 products are identified as FMP white label on the corrugated shipping carton and pack size is 2.2 lb. /bag 12 per shipping carton and Product code 00115 for Frozen Avocado Pulp. Pack size is 3 lb. /bag 8 bags per shipping carton and Product Code 00131 for 3 lb. IQF Avocado Halves respectively with expiration dates of June/July/August 2012.
Although there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products, listeriosis, the infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, can be quite serious and even life-threatening. Several segments of the population are at increased risk for contracting listeriosis including:
- Pregnant women
- Persons with weakened immune systems
- Persons with cancer, diabetes, or kidney disease
- Persons with AIDS
- The elderly
For more information about the recall, call Fine Mexican Food Products, Recalls Procedures at 909-947-4296. And, for more information about the symptoms and risks of listeriosis, visit www.about-listeria.com.