Pieces of Metal Cause Spam Recall
228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products (SPAM) that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically, pieces of metal, has caused a huge recall.
The canned pork and chicken products subject to recall were produced on February 8 through February 10, 2018.
12-oz. metal cans containing “SPAM Classic” with a “Best By” February 2021 date and production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. These products were shipped throughout the United States.
The recalled product has the establishment number “EST. 199N” on the bottom of the can. These items were shipped throughout the United States and to Guam.
The problem was discovered after the firm received four consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the canned products. FSIS was notified on May 25, 2018.
There have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of the products. There is a concern that some product may be in consumers’ food pantries. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Response, Hormel Foods, at (800) 523-4635.