Filipinos warned over metal shards in ‘Spam’ products
Filipinos have been warned to temporarily stay away from luncheon meat products such as Spam as they could contain metal shards.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this warning amid reports that metal pieces in some “Spam” products have “orally injured” several American consumers.
This incident prompted Hormel Foods Corporation to recall more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and other products.
Even if the recall order was made in the United States, FDA said there’s possibility that contaminated batches have already reached the Philippine market.
So the agency told Filipino consumers to be vigilant in consuming “Spam® Classic Luncheon Loaf and Hormel Food Black-Label Luncheon Loaf.”
“The public is advised to observe caution in the consumption of Spam® Classic Luncheon Loaf and Hormel Food Black-Label Luncheon Loaf due to possible contamination,” FDA said.
As a guide to consumers, FDA said the the batches of Spam products that may have contained metal pieces in them have the following product codes: FO20881, FO20882, FO20883, FO20884, FO20885, FO20886, FO20887, FO20888, and FO20889 – all of which have “Best By” date of February 2021.