CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Del Monte Foods Inc. is recalling 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn seasoned with red & green peppers due to under-processing.
The company announced Tuesday that the under-processing happened in the commercial sterilization process. As a result, contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens could occur, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The products subject to recall are 15.25-ounce (432g) cans with the following UPC number printed on the label: 24000 02770. 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
No illnesses associated with the product have been reported to date.
The product was distributed to multiple distributors and retail locations in 25 states and 12 international locations.
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.
Anyone who has any of the recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange.