Hormel SPAM & Black-Label Luncheon Loaf Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Hormel SPAM & Black-Label Luncheon Loaf Recall [US]Hormel Food Corporation, a Fremont, Nebraska establishment, recalls an estimated 228,614 pounds of SPAM Classic and Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf Canned Pork and Chicken products due to suspected metal fragment contamination and consequential risk of oral damage, choking, ingestion, and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

USDA: http://ht.ly/vXPR30kdznR

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-041-2018-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Canned Pork and Chicken products are subject to this recall:

  • SPAM Classic branded Canned Pork and Chicken Loaf products, sold in 12-ounce metal cans with a best-by date of February 2021 and production codes of F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 or F020889. These products were shipped nationwide throughout the United States.
  • Hormel Foods Black-Label branded Luncheon Loaf products, sold in 12-ounce metal cans with a best-by date of February 2021 and production codes of F02098 or F02108. These products were shipped to Guam only.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled canned Pork and Chicken products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the SPAM and Hormel Black Label canned pork and chicken 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, as indicated above.

The problem was discovered after the firm received four (4) consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the canned products. The company notified the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) on Saturday, May 25, 2018.

There have been an unspecified number of reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of the products although the USDA’s FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a qualified healthcare provider immediately.

In general, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled SPAM Classic branded and/or Hormel Black-Label Loaf branded products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Luncheon Loaf Meat, please search for “luncheon” or more generically “pork” and/or “chicken” as appropriate, using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact the Consumer Response Department of Hormel Foods, toll-free at 1-800-523-4635, during normal business hours.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Metal Fragment contamination, please search for “metal” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated Pork, please search for “pork” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated Chicken, please search for “chicken” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Hormel Food Corporation, please search for “Hormel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-041-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 10231-2018
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