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More than 220,000 pounds of Spam recalled over oral injuries

Spam is shown on a grocery store shelf on May 29, 2008 in Sierra Madre, California. 

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AUSTIN, Minn. -- Hormel has recalled spam and chicken products. More than 228,000 pounds of the Minnesota-based Hormel canned meats were recalled after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food. 

The agency said "minor oral injuries" were reported but said they received "no additional reports of injury or illness" from consumption of the products. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was first notified Friday, May 25

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 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture lists the following products in the recall statement:

  • 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 USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service also advises consumers contaminated product may have already been purchased. Consumers are urged to check their shelves and pantires and to not to consume the products. They should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.