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Limited 12 oz. SPAM® Classic Product Recall – What You Need to Know

Austin, Minn.

Here’s everything you need to know to see if your SPAM® Classic is part of the recall.

About the recall: From our family to yours, we want you to know that we take consumer and food safety very seriously and apologize to our fans for this situation. Please know this recall only affects a very limited number, 3985 cases, of 12 oz. SPAM® Classic product produced at one facility on one production day. Only this very small amount of product was affected. IMPORTANT: No other sizes, varieties, other packaging configurations, or code dates of SPAM® Classic are included in this recall.

States where the affected product was shipped: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV

Please note that the recall does not include any SPAM® products in markets outside of the United States.

Note: SPAM® Classic products shipped to Costco® Wholesale, Sam’s Club or BJ’s Wholesale Club stores are NOT part of this recall.

Here’s everything you need to know to see if your SPAM® Classic is part of the recall.

Step 1: Verify that your SPAM® product is 12 oz. SPAM® Classic. The word “Classic” appears under the “M” in SPAM® on the front of the can. Check the UPC code on the side of the can. If the UPC code is 37600-13872, please continue to step 2.


Step 2: Turn the can upside down. The production code information is on the bottom of the can.

20180526 SPAM Recall

Step 3: If your can has the stamp “EST 199N” and has any of the production codes listed below with a “Best By Feb 2021” date, it is part of the recall.

UPC Codes

Step 4: You can either return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or call Hormel Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-800-523-4635, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time.

We apologize to our fans for this inconvenience. Our company is committed to food safety and will continue to invest in our processes to ensure the quality and wholesomeness of our products.

Additional information relevant to this recall can be found at

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the tenth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and