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Nearly 230,000 pounds of SPAM and Black Label Products Recalled

May 28, 2018 07:35 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, announced on Saturday that Hormel Food Corp., in Fremont, NE is recalling nearly 230,000 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with 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:  

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  • 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 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. FSIS was notified on May 25, 2018.  

Officials said there have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with eating the products. They also said that anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

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