If you plan on cooking Spam anytime soon, you should check the label first before serving it to your family.
The company that manufactures the popular canned meat, Hormel Food Corp., announced Monday, May 28, that it is recalling more than 200,000 cans of pork and chicken products after receiving four consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found inside 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 company’s official statement said.
The FSIS says that there have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of products. If you have Spam cans with the production codes listed above, don’t consume them anymore. FSIS recommends to instead throw it away or return to the place of purchase if possible.
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."
In the Philippines, Spam is distributed by Purefoods-Hormel Company. As of this writing, they have yet to release an official statement regarding the recall.