USDA issues public warning about SPAM

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public warning regarding SPAM meat product produced by Hormel Foods Corp. Services LLC.

The implicated SPAM was under processed, which can lead to contamination.

There is concern that consumers may have the product in their homes, but a recall was not requested because it is believed that the product is no longer available for consumers to purchase.

The implicated product was produced on Aug. 17 and has a best-by date of August 2026.

The lot code for the product is A08173 and is printed on the bottom of cans.

The product bears establishment number “EST. 199” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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The SPAM involved in this alert was shipped to H.E.B. retail locations in Texas; no other retailers are involved in this alert.

The problem was discovered when the firm reported that they inadvertently shipped product that may not have been adequately processed to reach commercial sterility.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.


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