Potential salmonella contamination has prompted Unilever to recall reduced fat Skippy peanut butter in 16 states. Both Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread are being recalled, although there have been no reports of illness yet. No other Skippy products are being affected.
The recall is effective in New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Wisconsin. The limited recall is being conducted with help from the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers should check any reduced fat Skippy jars they may have purchased for the UPCs 048001006812 and 048001006782, which can be found on the side of the jar’s label, below the bar code. The potentially contaminated low-fat peanut butter also has a “best if used by date” of MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1. According to a press release, anyone who has a recalled product with these dates should discard the container and call 1-800-453-3432 for a replacement coupon.
March 7th, 2011