Fresh Del Monte Produce Notifies Employees of Recent Data Breach

Console and Associates, P.C.

On May 16, 2023, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Massachusetts after learning that confidential employee information was subject to unauthorized access following a cyberattack. Based on the company’s official filing, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, financial account information and protected health information. After confirming that consumer data was leaked, Del Monte began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. As an employee, Fresh Del Monte owes you a legal duty to protect your information. However, the recent Del Monte data breach has caused many current and former employees to question the company’s commitment to data security. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft and what your legal options are in the wake of the Fresh Del Monte Produce data breach, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What We Know So Far About the Fresh Del Monte Produce Breach

News of the Fresh Del Monte Produce data breach is still developing; however, what we know at this point comes from the company’s filing with the Attorney General of Massachusetts. According to this source, on January 13, 2023, Del Monte learned that portions of its network may have been subject to unauthorized access. In response, Del Monte launched an investigation and took its systems offline in an effort to limit further access.

The Del Monte investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to access parts of the company’s computer network, including certain files containing confidential employee information. The company believes that no consumer data was leaked as a result of the incident.

Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, Fresh Del Monte Produce began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. Del Monte completed this process on April 25, 2023. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, financial account information and protected health information.

On May 16, 2023, Fresh Del Monte Produce sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.

More Information About Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc.

Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. is a global fruit and vegetable company based in Coral Gables, Florida. The company produces, markets and distributes fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a line of as well as prepared fruit & vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks, and desserts. Fresh Del Monte Produce employs more than 40,000 people and generates approximately $4.4 billion in annual revenue.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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