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Fresh Del Monte Produce Not Implicated in European Commission's Southern Europe Investigation

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: FDP), today confirmed that neither Fresh Del Monte nor any of the Company's subsidiaries have received a Statement of Objections in the European Commission's investigation into alleged violations by certain importers and marketers of bananas of European competition laws in Southern Europe.

About Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world's leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Fresh Del Monte markets its products worldwide under the Del Monte(R) brand, a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for more than 100 years.

Forward-looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements regarding the intents, beliefs or current expectations of the Company or its officers with respect to various matters.These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and the Company assumes no obligation to update these statements. It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties.The Company's actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those described under the caption "Key Information - Risk Factors" in Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 26, 2008 along with other reports that the Company has on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE: Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Coral Gables
Christine Cannella, Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations, 305-520-8433
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