Del Monte Foods, Inc. is one of the largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded food products for the U.S. retail market. Del Monte® Foods offers a range of fresh and canned fruit & vegetable products. Their brands include Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, and S&W®.  The company is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California with 8 factories and several co-manufacturing facilities across the country and the globe.


  • Find the source(s) of contamination in a cream corn line spanning over several pieces of equipment including two pipes, 2-inches wide and over 100-feet long, and a filler bowl with 40-50 filler heads


  • Abiotic marker
  • Customized 135ft snake inspection camera with onboarded UV-flashlight


  • Minimal amount of taking apart of pipes, limiting line downtime
  • Validation / Rejection of contamination source hypothesis
  • Adaptation of cleaning protocol based on the results