Del Monte has recalled its fiesta corn that is a canned product by the company sold in more than 20 states of United States of America, and some countries like El Salvador, Bermuda, Suriname, Panama, Uruguay, Barbados, etc. The company has recalled around 63,500 canned corns which are seasoned with red and green peppers.
Del Monte has taken this step because of the risk of the fatal disease called botulism which is caused by the consumption of food products that are not canned or preserved properly. Improper preservation and canning of food products can get infected with a neurotoxic protein called botulinum which can further cause fatal botulism.
This infection first targets and weakens the muscles which further causes paralysis. This further escalates to the patient having difficulty in breathing, feeling of dry mouth, and it can also affect the ability of vision as well. Del Monte has requested the customers who have bought the canned corn to return the product to the retailer and take a refund for it. They have also warned the people and asked them to not consume it.
Del Monte has also released the UPC (Universal Product Number) of the cans i.e. 2400002770 with the expiration dates of August 14, 15 and 16, September 3, 4, 5, 6, 22, and 23 of the year 2021. People are requested to check if their food cans have the same Universal Product Number, they should return it and the customers can also contact Del Monte to know further details of this scenario.
According to Del Monte, there have not been any cases of botulism reported due to the consumption of their product but the company wants to make sure that none of their products become the reason of people being infected by such fatal disease like botulism. According to the United States of America’s CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), almost 30 cases of botulism has been reported in the year 2016.
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