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Hormel Foods recalls canned pork, chicken products for possible metal contamination

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Posted at 9:57 AM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 09:57:35-04

Hormel Foods Corporation is recalling canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with metal, according to the USDA.

The canned pork and chicken products were produced on Feb. 8 through Feb. 10. The following are subject to recall:

  • 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 problem was discovered after the firm received four consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the canned products.

There have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with eating the products. 

USDA says customers who purchased them should not consume them and should either throw them away or returned to the place of purchase.