Fiesta Corn Recalled in NY Over Botulism Concerns
The Food and Drug Administration is recalling tens of thousands of cases of Fiesta Corn due to contamination concerns.
The FDA announced the recall, stating that concerns over "under processing" led to the decision to pull 64,242 cases of Del Monte's Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Rad and Green Peppers from store shelves. The cans are being recalled in several states, including New York.
Canned goods are routinely processed to keep them free from pathogens. Under processed goods can lead to illnesses including botulism.
The FDA says that no one has become ill from the Fiesta Corn to date.
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
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