MANILA - US-based company Hormel Foods is recalling its canned pork and chicken products after four consumers reportedly found metals inside some of the cans.
"[Hormel Food] is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, " the firm said in a statement.
The recalled items, produced on February 8 to February 10 this year, are as follows:
- 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 US.
- 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 recalled products, which were shipped throughout the US and to Guam, bear establishment number “EST. 199N” on the bottom of the can, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said.
"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ food pantries. 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," said Hormel Foods.
The recall, said Hormel Foods, is "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Hormel Foods via (800) 523-4635.