This week Skippy Peanut Butter was recalled for being contaminated with salmonella, a bacterial infection known to cause illness or fatality in children, the elderly, or those with a weak immune system. The contamination was discovered during a routine sampling of the product. The products that are affected are:
- Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
- Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread
This recall is in sixteen different states in the United States, such as Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Thankfully, there have been no reported illnesses caused by the product. However, if you live in a state affected by the recall and own one of the products recalled, you should check either the UPC code on the label or the date code stamped on the lid. The following codes are what you should look for:
- UPC codes 048001006812 or 048001006782
- Best-if-used-by dates MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1, or MAY2112LR1
Skippy advises costumers to throw away contaminated jars immediately and to call a toll free number for a replacement coupon. The number is 1-800-453-3432.