Hormel Foods Corp. Services LLC, the producer of the affected SPAM, informed the USDA that they had inadvertently shipped products that may not have been adequately processed.
The issue came to light when the firm itself reported the lapse in quality control, raising concerns about the effectiveness of internal monitoring systems. The affected SPAM was primarily stocked by H.E.B. in Texas, and as of now, no other retailers appear to have been impacted.
The SPAM in question was produced on August 17 and has a best-by date of August 2026. The lot code for the affected product is A08173, which is printed on the bottom of the cans. Additionally, the product bears the establishment number "EST. 199" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Read the public health alert below:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for canned meat product due to under processing. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the product is no longer available for consumers to purchase.
The canned meat item was produced by Hormel Foods Corp. Services, LLC, an Austin, Minn. establishment, on Aug. 17, 2023. The following product is subject to the public health alert [view labels]:
12-oz. metal cans containing "SPAM Classic" with "BEST BY AUG 2026" date and lot code A08173 printed on the bottom of the can.