Recalled Corn Not in Shops


Tuesday 18th December, 2018-The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division has concluded the recalled Del Monte Fiesta Corn is not in supermarkets and shops on the island.

The department’s spokesperson Joanne Peters says inspectors within Prices and Consumer Affairs and the Ministry of Health canvassed the country in search of the canned corn, but the product was not discovered.

Del Monte issued a recall of some of its canned corn, stating that the fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers is under-processed and could result in, “contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.”

Peters is advising however that people who are shipping food items in barrels into the country should pay attention to the recall and conduct checks, to ensure the codes are not included in the list of the product being pulled back.

Del Monte Foods Inc. said there have been no reports of illness associated with fiesta corn to date, and no other production codes or products are affected by the recall.

Del Monte Foods Inc. said the corn was distributed to multiple distributors and retail locations in 25 states, including Pennsylvania, as well as 12 international locations.

Guyana, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Haiti, Aruba, Saint Lucia and Suriname are listed among the international locations.