Del Monte is recalling canned corn in 25 states and 12 other countries, warning consumption could cause 'life-threatening illness'

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  • Del Monte Foods has recalled thousands of cases of canned Fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers, warning customers that consumption could lead to "life-threatening" illnesses.
  • The products have been recalled in 25 US states and 12 countries across the Caribbean and Central and South America.
  • Food recalls have been in the news a lot this year.

Del Monte Foods has recalled thousands of cases of canned Fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers, warning customers that consumption could lead to "life-threatening" illnesses.

So far, no illnesses have been reported.

64,242 cases were recalled from 25 states in the US and 12 countries across the Caribbean and Central and South America. The products subject to recall are 432g cans.

A spokesperson for Del Monte did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

The news comes after a wave of recalls in the food industry.

"This year has been nuts," foodborne-illness attorney Bill Marler told Business Insider's Kate Taylor earlier this year. There's so much crazy s--- ... all the time."

Read more: 17 of the biggest food recalls of the year

Romaine lettuce has dominated the headlines this year after an E-coli outbreak made more than 200 people sick in early April. This was thought to have been under control by June this year, but in November another E. coli outbreak, which was also traced back to romaine lettuce, sickened more than 70 people. The CDC is currently advising US consumers not to eat romaine lettuce if they do not know where it is from.

In October, Arizona meat producer JBS Tolleson recalled 6.9 million pounds of raw beef products that were linked to a salmonella outbreak.

Earlier in December, a further 5.2 million pounds of beef were recalled as food-poisoning concerns continued.

Business Insider's Kate Taylor reported at the time that 246 people reported falling sick across 26 states in the US because of this outbreak. 59 of these people were hospitalized.

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