Prices and Consumer Affairs monitors shelves for recalled canned corn

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Staff at the Prices and Consumer Affairs Division are combing supermarkets and dialoguing with local merchants as a precautionary measure to ascertain whether a particular batch of Del Monte canned corn is in Antigua and Barbuda.
This is in response to a global recall issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than a week ago, due to concern that the item could cause “life-threatening illness” if eaten.
The recalled products are 15.25-ounce (432-gram) cans of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers, according to an announcement issued by the FDA. The affected products have the UPC number 24000 02770 on the label, as well as a range of “best if used by” dates from August 14, 2021, to Sept 23, 2021.
These specific products are being recalled because they were under-processed, per the FDA alert.
“These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed,” the FDA says.
According to the agency, the possibly contaminated cans were distributed to stores in 25 states and 12 international locations.
So far, there have been no reported illnesses linked to this recall.
The Public Relations Officer for the Prices and Consumer Affairs Division, Joanne Peters, told OBSERVER media yesterday that an official announcement will be made once the checks have been concluded.

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