The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Hormel Food Corp. is recalling 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal.
The canned pork and chicken products were produced on February 8 through February 10, 2018. The following products 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 products subject to the recall bear establishment number "EST. 199N" on the bottom of the can. These items were shipped throughout the United States and to Guam.
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 consumption of the products.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Hormel Foods, at (800) 523-4635.