Skippy Peanut Butter Recall: What You Need to Know Right Now

skippy peanut butter recallIf you sent your child to school today with a peanut butter sandwich, you may want to check your pantry right away. Hormel Foods is issuing a recall of some jars of Skippy peanut butter because they may contain small bits of metal shavings.

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Just how did the metal shavings end up in the Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread in question? A Hormel spokesperson explained that an equipment malfunction, which has since been repaired, caused the problem.

The jars in question were shipped to distribution centers for Walmart, Target, and Publix in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, and Arkansas, Hormel announced.

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The recall includes 153 cases totaling 1,871 pounds of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and is limited to 16.3 ounce jars with a "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 with a package UPC code of 37600-10500.

If you think you may have this peanut butter in your pantry, do not consume it or serve it, as food-borne objects that are greater than 7mm in length could severe choking, stomach problems, or a secondary infection, according to Hormel.

Anyone who's purchased this peanut butter can return it to the store for an exchange. Or, consumers can call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Central Time.

  

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