Fresh Food Concepts, a company based in Buena Park, CA, is voluntarily recalling various Layer Dip products that contain guacamole due to a risk of bacteria contamination. The avocados in the guacamole were potentially 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.
According to the recall issued by the FDA, the product was distributed nationwide and Canada through retail supermarkets and club stores.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or destroy it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-714-562-5000 ext 134, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PDT).
Full Recall Press Release (FDA official website)