Inspections on avocados from Mexico's Michoacán state were paused for almost a week after an agricultural inspector received a verbal threat. But on Friday, the U.S. Embassy said inspections would continue, allowing avocado shipments to resume.
A worker selects avocados at a packing plant in Uruapan, Mexico. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended inspection of avocados from this region of Mexico after one inspector was threatened.
The CDC says it is also investigating a second listeria outbreak linked to Fresh Express packaged salads. This outbreak was identified in December 2021 and has led to one death and 10 hospitalizations.
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