WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is recalling over 228,000 pounds of Spam after consumers reported to have found metal objects inside the can
- The USDA will also recall another product made by American food company,
- The recall includes 12-ounce metal cans “SPAM Classic” with a “Best By” date of February 2021, according to CBS News.
The USDA announced Saturday that it will make a recall of 228,614 pounds of SPAM classic products after four people complained about metal objects in the canned food.
The canned products affected were produced on February 8-10 at the Hormel’s plant in Fremont, Nebraska, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
“Minor oral injuries” were reported but the agency added that there are “no additional reports of injury or illness” from consumption of the SPAM products.
The “SPAM Classic” batches with an expiry date of February 2021, were shipped across the U.S.
Recalled SPAMs have production codes of F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889.
Another Hormel product affected by the recall includes 12-ounce metal cans of “Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf” with a “Best By” date of February 2021. Those Black-Label Luncheon Loaf products were transported only to Guam, bearing production codes F02098 and F02108.
After Minnesota-based Hormel received the complaints, it notified the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on May 25.
The USDA asked consumers who have bought these products to either throw them away or return them to the store where they were bought.
If you have any questions or concerns about the recalled Spam you can contact Hormel Foods’ consumer response at (800) 523-4635.
Source: CBS News