Coral Beach of the Packer reports this morning that positive test results for salmonella contamination spurred Latin Specialties Inc., Houston, to recall 80 cases of whole avocados from Unity Groves Corp. in Florida.
The Houston company initiated the voluntary recall Oct. 30, according to a Nov. 19 enforcement report from the Food and Drug Administration. Recalls frequently show up on the weekly enforcement report weeks or months after the fact.
The FDA report does not list the variety of the recalled avocados.
The FDA report categorizes the recall as “ongoing.”
No lot codes are known of for the recalled fruit, which was packed in brown cardboard boxes with green print, according to the enforcement report. The boxes are printed with “Unity Groves Pride of the Redlands Florida Avocados 25399 SW 157 Ave Homestead, FL 33031.”
Latin Specialties received the avocados Oct. 10, according to the FDA. The fruit tested positive for salmonella, but the FDA report does not reveal who did the testing or where the test samples were collected. Each of the 80 boxes contained 32 avocados.