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Spam recall issued after metal objects found in can cause mouth injuries

Four people were hurt after finding metal in Hormel canned products.

Hormel Foods has issued a recall of more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and one of its luncheon meat products after people were injured by shards of metal found inside their cans.

The Austin, Minnesota company says that certain 12 oz. metal cans of "SPAM Classic" with a best by date of February 21 are included in the recall.

Anyone who has one of the affected products is urged not to eat them.

"There have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of the products," it says on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, with four consumer complaints submitted after finding metal objects in the cans.

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Hormel's "Black-Label Luncheon Loaf" is the other affected product, but it only affects cans sold in Guam.

The affected Spam cans contain the following product codes.

F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889.

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