January 27, 2000'The Carryout Cafe' Mexican
Fiesta Party Dip Added to Recall of 5 Layer Dips Linked to 49 Illnesses
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a new brand of 5
layer dip to the list of recalled mexican style products linked to at least 49 illnesses,
including five hospitalizations.
FDA is alerting the public not to
purchase or consume The Carryout Cafe brand of 5 layer dips as well as Senor Felix's,
Trader Joe's and Delicioso brands.
These dips have the potential to be
contaminated with Shigella sonnei bacteria, an organism that causes a form of bacterial
dysentery which can cause bloody diarrhea, cramps, fever, nausea and vomiting and can
possibly lead to hospitalization. Shigella infection is serious and very contagious, but
can be treated though prompt medical attention.
The recalled 5 layer dips contain layers of black
or pinto beans, salsa, guacamole, nacho cheese and sour cream, among other ingredients.
They were distributed nationwide in retail stores and can be identified with the following
- Senor Felix's Five Layered Party Dip
- Delicioso 5 Layer Dip
- Trader Joe's Five Layered Fiesta Dip
- The Carryout Cafe Mexican Fiesta Party Dip 5 Layer
All of the above products were manufactured by
Senor Felix's Gourmet Mexican Foods Inc., of Baldwin Park, Calif.
These products were recalled by the company on
January 22, after they were linked to shigellosis outbreaks in several western states. To
view this recall click here.
FDA is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and state health departments to track the affected products and to
identify the cause of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected
5 layer dips should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those who have
consumed these recalled products and have experienced symptoms of shigellosis should seek
Consumers with questions may contact the company
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