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 of the possibility to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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.
We have not received any report of illness related to the products.
The recall was the result of multiple positive Listeria Monocytogenes results in 20 lbs. size avocado pulp manufactured at the same facility in Peru. FMP is recalling out of an abundance of caution. FMP is a responsible company and cares about protecting the public health. If you have these products in your possession, please return the product to distributors as soon as possible. FMP has ceased the production, importing and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.