Horror as 228,000 pounds of SPAM is recalled

Marco Green
May 28, 2018

Hormel Foods has announced it is recalling more than 225,000 pounds of Spam due to an issue with foreign contaminants.

The canned meat products were produced February 8 through February 10 and the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said it is concerned some of the Spam product may still be in people's homes.

The recall also includes 12-ounce metal cans of "Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf" with a "Best By" date of February 2021.

Four complaints from consumers about metal in their canned meats brought the problem to Hormel's attention, and the FSIS was notified Friday.

The recall covers 12-ounce metal cans containing "SPAM Classic" with a "Best By" date of February 2021 date.

Approximately 228,614 pounds of the company's products were believed to have been contaminated with unwanted particles, specifically pieces of metal.

The USDA says, the recalled products have the number "EST. 199N" on the bottom of the can.

FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of the items. Anyone with the products is asked to not eat them. Regardless of illness, any Spam cans fitting the description "should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase", according to the USDA.

In a statement, Hormel said it was recalling the products "out of an abundance of caution", and that "the health and safety of consumers is our top concern".

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen", the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.

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