Spam Fans, You Might Want to Skip Buying This Canned Food For Now

220,000 pounds of SPAM have been recalled this weekend.

IMAGE Riell Santos

According to, a recall has been issued to recall 228,614 pounds of Spam due to
contamination from shards of metal.


The recall was announced on May 26, Saturday after Spam manufacturer Hormel Food Corp. received consumer complaints that "metal objects were found in the canned products."


The recall covers 12-ounce “Spam classic” cans, which were shipped nationally across the U.S., and 12-ounce “Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf” cans, which were only shipped to Guam.


According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), any Spam cans fitting the description “should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase." How to check if your can of SPAM is included in the recall? Check the cans for these details:

- Spam Classic: a “best by” date of February 2021 and production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889.
- Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf: a “best by” date of February 2021 and production codes F02098 and F02108.


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