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Del Monte Fiesta Corn recalled due to ‘under-processing’

Posted at 9:03 AM, Dec 13, 2018

64,242 cases of Del Monte Fiesta corn are being recalled due to under-processing that can lead to spoilage and pathogen growth.

Del Monte Foods Inc. says that a deviation in the commercial sterilization process could cause the product to spoil and pathogens to grow. Consuming the product could lead to life-threatening illness, according to the company.

No illnesses have been reported from the recalled corn. No other Del Monte products are currently affected.

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Del Monte Fiesta Corn recall courtesy Del Monte Foods Inc.

Fiesta Corn seasoned with Red and Green Peppers in 15.25-ounce cans are currently under recall. The product is marked with the UPC number 24000 02770 and the following “best if used by dates” on the bottom of the can:

  • August 14, 2021
  • August 15, 2021
  • August 16, 2021
  • Sept 3, 2021
  • Sept 4, 2021
  • Sept 5, 2021
  • Sept 6, 2021
  • Sept 22, 2021
  • Sept 23, 2021

The product was distributed to retailers in 25 states including Louisiana along with 12 international locations.

Consumers with the recalled corn are asked to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Questions about the recall can be made by calling Del Monte at 1-800-779-7035 or by going online to delmontefoods.com

Other states included in the recall:

States: Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

International locations: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia, Suriname.