November 13, 2019

Del Monte Fiesta Corn Recalled For Under Processing

Del Monte Foods is recalling 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers because the product was under-processed. The commercial sterilization process did not work as it should, which could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens. The recall notice states that this “could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.”

Del Monte Fiesta Corn Recall

The notice did not state which pathogens the company is concerned about. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. And no other Del Monte Foods products are affected by this recall.

The Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers is packaged in a 15.25 ounce can. The UPC number on the product is 24000 02770. The “Best if Used By” dates on these cans include:

  • 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 corn was distributed to distributors and retail stores in 25 states and 12 countries. The states where the corn was sold include 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. The countries where the product was sold include Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia, and Suriname.

If you bought this product, do not eat it, even if you plan to heat it first. Throw it away in a sealed package in a secure garbage can, or take it back to the store where you purchased it for a refund.

Comments

  1. What the hell are we supposed to do if we ate the corn??? Are you saying there is a High likelihood of botulism??!! My whole family including my kids are a can of this corn in a soup yesterday. I’m terrified.

    • Don’t be terrified. There’s no proof that the botulism toxin is in the corn, despite the warning from the company. You heated it, which destroys the toxin.

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