FSIS says the affected products were produced in February at Hormel’s plant in Fremont, Nebraska. The agency claims that “minor oral injuries” have been reported.
The recall includes 12-ounce metal cans containing “SPAM Classic” with a “Best By” date of February 2021 date, FSIS said. The production codes are F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. These products were distributed nationwide, according to the agency.
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.
The problem was discovered after FSIS received at least 4 consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the canned foods, and several 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.
The agency is concerned that some of the recalled products may still be in consumers’ food pantries. If you purchased any recalled Spam or Black-Label Luncheon Loaf, you should not eat it, and either discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.