Spam recalled

As per Aupsa, Hormel withdrew its products from the shelves due to ’strange matter’.

The United States Department of Agriculture informed the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (Aupsa) about the "voluntary recall" of products from the Hormel brand.

According to the Aupsa, the information received is that products from an establishment of Hormel, located in Fremont, Nebraska, were removed from the market.

Approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that "may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal," were recalled from the market.

"The canned products of pork and chicken were produced from February 8 to 10, 2018," said the statement from the Aupsa.

The following products are subject to withdrawal:

12 ounces, metal cans containing SPAM Classic with a "best by" date (Consume before) February 2021 and production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889 . These products were sent to all the United States.

12 ounces, metal cans containing Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf with a "best by" date dated February 2021 and production codes F02098 and F02108. These products were shipped to Guam only.

Products subject to recall carry the EST establishment number. 199N at the bottom of the can. These items were shipped across the United States and to Guam.

Aupsa is concerned that some product may already be in consumers’ food pantries, it urges those who have purchased these products not to consume them. They must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.