If you have any questions about the recall, you can contact Del Monte Foods at their toll-free hotline 1-800-779-7035, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
"More than 60,000 cases of Del Monte's Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers are being recalled because the ingredients weren't adequately processed", the Guyanese agency said, adding the move was in line with a decision by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Botulism is a life-threatening illness that can cause, among other symptoms, muscle weakness and paralysis.
It said a central concern with under-processing canned food is the potential growth of bacteria, including clostridium botulinum, which creates toxins that cause botulism poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, there were 29 cases of foodborne botulism in the U.S. in 2016. As of now there have been no reports of illness associated with the products.
The countries affected by the recall of Del Monte Fiesta Corn are Guyana, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Haiti, Aruba, St Lucia and Suriname. The cans will also have "Best if Used By" dates ranging from August 14-16, 2021, September 3-6, 2021 or September 22-23, 2021.
August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021Sept 3, 2021Sept 4, 2021Sept 5, 2021Sept 6, 2021Sept 22, 2021Sept 23, 2021The product was distributed to multiple distributors and retail locations in 25 states and 12 worldwide locations.
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.