This is not a drill: Hormel has recalled 228,000 pounds of Spam due to multiple complaints of metal pieces being found inside the cans.
According to the company, at least four people have been mildly injured by random pieces of metal inside their delicious* canned pork and chicken substance. So put down that Spam mac and cheese, or the ol’ Spamburger, and check your can to make sure your next bite isn’t something out of The Simpsons.
Here are the official details, via Huffington Post:
The 12-ounce cans of Spam were produced Feb. 8-10 in Fremont, Nebraska, under the labels Spam Classic and Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf and carry a “Best By” date of February 2021. Spam Classic has production codes F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. It was shipped throughout the country. The Black-Label Luncheon Loaf has production codes F02098 and F02108 and was shipped only to Guam. According to the USDA, consumers who have these products should either throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.
*Depending who you ask. Most dads would say it’s at least somewhat scrumptious, especially when you’re in a pinch and need a snack.