The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the recall after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food
AUSTIN, Minn. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned chicken and pork in question was produced in February at the company's plant in Fremont, Nebraska. The agency says "minor oral injuries" have been reported.
The recall covers 12-ounce metal cans containing "SPAM Classic" with a "Best By" date of February 2021 date. Those products were shipped throughout the U.S.
The production codes are F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889.
The recall also includes 12-ounce metal cans of "Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf" with a "Best By" date of February 2021. Those products were shipped only to Guam, with production codes F02098 and F02108.
"There have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of the products," the agency's announcement read. "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 health care provider."
The FSIS expressed concerned that some of the products could still be consumers' homes and wants them either thrown away or returned to the store for a refund.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Hormel at 1-800-523-4635.
The recall came two days after the company reported record sales and record profit for the quarter to $237.4 million, or 44 cents a share. Wall Street consensus predicted about a penny more.