Release Date: December 13, 2018
Leeann Duwe, Public Information Officer, 608-224-5005
Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is advising consumers of a food recall for Del Monte canned fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers. Del Monte issued the recall on December 11 due to under-processing of this product. This means the product did not complete the sterilization process so there is the potential for Clostridium botulinum bacteria to grow. This bacteria creates toxins which can cause botulism – a life-threatening foodborne illness.
Products subject to the recall are 15.25 oz. cans with the following scanner barcode: 24000 02770, and the following "Best if Used By" date:
Product was sold in Wisconsin and 24 other states: Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and North Carolina. Also: New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.Consumers who have this product should return it to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange. More information about botulism is available from the Department of Health Services at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodborne/botulism.htm.Consumers with questions can call DelMonte at 1-800-779-7035, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (CST) or http://www.delmontefoods.com/contact-us. More information about this recall is available on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website at https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm628259.htm.
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