As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Please see below for important updates regarding COVID-19:

  1. California Avocado growers, harvesters and packers are considered “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers,” and their work bringing fresh California Avocados to market will continue. It is our top priority to ensure the safety of our California Avocado community and of our fruit, so we are continuing to follow strict government requirements as we bring our fruit to consumers
  2. It is important to note that the CDC has stated there is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States is at risk of transmitting COVID-19; however, we do recommend continuing to practice safe handling when bringing California Avocados home from stores. Always begin by washing your hands in hot, soapy water and drying them with a clean paper towel. To avoid cross-contamination from raw meat, poultry or eggs, always disinfect your cutting surfaces and utensils. Then thoroughly wash and dry the avocado before you slice it. Please find more California Avocado preparation tips here

For further information on agriculture and food safety during COVID-19, please visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.

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