Hormel Food Corporation is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The FSIS said the products could contain pieces of metal.
The canned pork and chicken products were produced on February 8 through February 10, 2018, FSIS said.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 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.
- 12-oz. metal cans containing “Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf” with a “Best By” February 2021 date and production codes F02098 and F02108. These products were shipped to Guam only.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 199N" on the bottom of the can. These items were shipped throughout the United States and to Guam.
FSIS said 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 24, 2018.
There have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of the products, FSIS said.