Hormel Foods Recalls Some Canned Pork and Chicken Products

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May 27, 2018 08:39 AM

According to a notice posted on the United States Department of Agriculture's web page, Hormel Food Corp. is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products possibly contaminated with pieces of metal.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service made the recall announcement Saturday. The items impacted were produced between Feb. 8 and 10 of this year.

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According to the announcement, the problem was discovered after the firm received four complaints from consumers stating metal objects were found in the canned products. The Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified Friday.

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The announcement stated there have been reports of minor oral injuries, however, FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness associated with consumption of the impacted products.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness is encouraged to contact a healthcare provider.

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The following products are subject to the recall:

  • 12-ounce metal cans containing "SPAM Classic" with a "Best By" February 2021 date. Production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. (Shipped throughout United States).
  • 12-ounce metal cans containing "Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf" with a "Best By" February 2021 date. Production codes: F02098 and F02108. (Shipped to Guam).

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. 199N" on the bottom of the can, the announcement stated.

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