Del Monte Foods recalls canned Fiesta Corn — CONSUMER ALERT

  • Del Monte Foods recalls canned Fiesta Corn — CONSUMER ALERT

Del Monte Foods recalls canned Fiesta Corn — CONSUMER ALERT

Del Monte Foods is the US subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited and is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. Symptoms of botulism can begin six hours to 10 days after consuming the toxin, which causes muscle weakness and paralysis.

Officials are reporting that Del Monte Foods announced on Wednesday a limited recall of their Canned Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers in 25 states due to under-processing.

It said the missed steps from the commercial sterilisation process could result in spoilage and possible contamination with life-threatening pathogens, if eaten, Del Monte warned.

There have not been any reports of illness as a result of the products, the company added.

The recall is for 64,242 cases that were distributed to 25 U.S. states and in 12 countries - Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia and Suriname.

The GA-FDD says the details of the recalled product are 15.25 OZ or 432g - Cans with UPC # 2400002770 at the top of the label: 24000 02770 with the following "Best If Used By" dates stamped on the bottom of the cans: August 14, 2021; August 15, 2021; August 16, 2021; Sept 3, 2021; Sept 4, 2021; Sept 5, 2021; Sept 6, 2021; Sept 22, 2021; and Sept 23, 2021.

The canned corn was also sold in 12 countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia and Suriname.

Consumers should return the canned corn to the store they purchased it for a full refund or exchange, Del Monte says. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-779-7035, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time or by logging onto www.delmontefoods.com.