On December 11th, the FDA announced that Del Monte foods had commenced a limited recall of one of its popular canned corn products. The agency says that the company made a mistake in the processing phase of the food product, an issue that could make some customers sick.

The affected product is the Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red and Green Peppers. According to Del Monte, 64,242 cases of corn are part of this widespread recall. Here’s what to look out for, if you did, in fact, happen to purchase the product:

“…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

The product was distributed in 12 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, and a number of different international locations, including Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia, Suriname.

At this time, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recall, but the agency warns that the processing error could prove to be fatal in some customers.

To learn more about the Del Monte Fiesta Corn recall, including where you can return the tainted product, be sure to watch the video below. It’s time to take a good, hard look in those pantries, folks!

We’d love to get your take on this most recent food recall. Did you purchase this recalled item? If so, do you believe that it made you ill? Have you ever been affected by a similar food recall?