Hormel Recalls SPAM Throughout New Hampshire & New England
When I was 10 years-old my mom went into the hospital for a few days to have ear surgery. She left us in the not-so-capable care of my dad who was culinary challenged, to put it nicely.
One night my dad served up some sort of brownish colored mystery meat. When my sister and I protested, he tried to sell it as delicacy only brought out on special occasions. It was called Spam. It was so special that it came in a locked can that required a special key used to open it. What other food did we know of that came locked up? Well my sister and I weren't in the mood to celebrate. Especially after seeing it in that tin can vat of jello fat. I was convinced Spam was most likely locked up to keep people OUT.
CNN says you should be on the lookout for 12-ounce metal cans labeled SPAM Classic with the designation "EST. 199N." They report the cans have a "Best By" date of February 2021 and carry the following production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889.
If you find cans with these numbers in your pantry you should throw them in the trash or return them to where you bought them.