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Del Monte recalls over 60K cases of corn that could lead to 'life-threatening' illness if eaten

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 13:41:50-05

Del Monte Food Inc. has issued a recall for thousands of cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red and Green peppers because it was under processed, opening it up to contamination that could lead to illnesses if consumed.

According to the recall, 64,242 cases of the corn missed part of the commercial sterilization process which could lead to contamination This, in turn, could cause illnesses if eaten.

"These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed," the recall read in part.

At this time, the FDA says there have been no reports of illnesses associated with the corn.

The recalled corn is in a 15.25-ounce can with the numbers 24000 or 02770 printed on the label. The product will also have one of the following, "Best if Used By" dates stamped 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 has been distributed in 25 states, including Florida.
If consumers have any product with the indicated UPC code and “Best if Used By” dates, they should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. 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.