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Spam canned meat recalled due to pieces of metal

Posted May 27, 2018 9:10 a.m. EDT

Hormel Food Corporation is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection.

The canned pork and chicken products were produced on February 8 through February 10, 2018. The recall includes 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.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 199N” on the bottom of the can. 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.

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.

There have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of the products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.