Form 6-K


Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of January 2008

Commission file number 1-14706


Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


The Cayman Islands

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

Walker House, Mary Street

P.O. Box 908GT

George Town, Grand Cayman

(Address of Registrant’s Principal Executive Office)

c/o Del Monte Fresh Produce Company

241 Sevilla Avenue

Coral Gables, Florida 33134

(Address of Registrant’s U.S. Executive Office)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F      X            Form 40-F              

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes                      No      X    

If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-            .


LOGO   Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.


Fresh Del Monte Produce Chief Financial Officer to Retire

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – January 14, 2008 – Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (NYSE: FDP), today announced that John F. Inserra, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire after a distinguished career of nearly 32 years with the Company. For the past 13 years, Mr. Inserra served as Fresh Del Monte’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and he will continue in that role until the leadership transition to a qualified successor is completed.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Fresh Del Monte’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “John has been an integral part of the success of Fresh Del Monte over these past many years due in large part to his dedication, integrity and leadership qualities in guiding the Company’s financial functions. We will ensure that his successor brings the same qualities to the position after a seamless and smooth transition is complete.”

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® brand, a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 100 years.


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 20-F for the year ended December 29, 2006.

Note to the Editor: This release and other press releases are available on the Company’s web site,


Contact:   Christine Cannella
  Assistant Vice President Investor Relations


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


  Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
Date: January 15, 2008   By:  

/s/ Hani El-Naffy

    Hani El-Naffy
    President & Chief Operating Officer

/s/ John F. Inserra

    John F. Inserra
    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer