Maker of Spam recalls canned pork, chicken products

Maker of Spam recalls canned pork, chicken products

Hormel Food Corp.is recalling 228,000 pounds of their canned pork and chicken products, including SPAM.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the products in question were produced from February eighth through the tenth of this year. Any 12-ounce cans of Spam with a "Best By" date of February 2021 and the production codes F020881 through F020889 are being recalled, and so are 12-ounce cans of Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf with February 2021 expiration dates and codes F02098 and F02108. But FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness associated with consumption of the impacted products.

Almost a quarter-million pounds of Spam and another lunch loaf product made by Minnesota-based Hormel is being recalled after some people have been injured from metal objects in the food, federal officials said. "199N" on the bottom of the can, the announcement stated. (Shipped throughout United States). These products were shipped to Guam only. "These products were shipped throughout the United States".

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers' food pantries.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected products are advised to not eat it, instead throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

Chief executive Jim Snee attributed the spike in its profits to the company's recent acquisitions, like deli meat brands Fontanini and Columbus, which helped boost sales as it grappled with issues like national shortage of freight trucks and volatile hog prices. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Hormel Foods Media Relations, at (507) 437-5345.

Shares of Hormel Foods rose 1.24 percent during Friday trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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