The products may contain small pieces of stainless steel
Skippy Foods has recalled 60,000 jars (totaling 161,692 pounds) of its Reduced Fat Peanut Butter and its Creamy Peanut Butter Blend With Protein. The jars may contain fragments of stainless steel.
Skippy issued the recall “after a repair to a piece of equipment where a small piece of it may have fallen into a jar,” a company spokesperson told Consumer Reports. “We haven’t received any complaints and don’t expect consumers to have an issue.”
The recall involves the following products:
• Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread (40-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-10520 and “best by” dates of May0423 and May0523 (located on the lid).
• Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread Club Pack (two 40-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-10667 and a “best by” date of May0523 (located on the lids).
• Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread (16.3-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-10499 and “best by” dates of May0623 and May0723 (located on the lid).
• Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein (14-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-88095 and a “best by” date of May1023 (located on the lid).
The peanut butters were shipped to stores in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
“Foreign objects can be hard to spot in foods, and if you bit down on a piece of metal, you might injure your teeth or mouth,” says James E Rogers, PhD, director of food safety and testing at Consumer Reports.
If you have one of these products, return it to the store where you purchased it for a refund, or call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 866-475-4779, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
“Our QC [quality control] team has conducted a full investigation and will continue to go through all of the quality control steps that are in place to ensure food safety,” the Skippy spokesperson said.
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