Hormel Food Sales LLC has issued a voluntary recall for several cases of SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread as the company says there is a possibility that some of them may contain small pieces of metal shavings. The company said they have not received complaints or reports of customer injuries to date.
The company said that the presence of metal shavings was discovered in the middle of an in-line magnet check during a routine cleaning. There are 153 cases of SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread affected by the recent recall. This is equivalent to a total of 1,871 pounds of peanut butter. No other SKIPPY varieties are affected by the recall. Moreover, the recalled products include only the 16.3 ounce jars that have a “Best If Used By” date of DEC1416LR1 as well as the UPC code 37600-10500. The code date can be found on top of the lid.
Foodborne objects greater than 7mm in length can possibly cause significant injury as well as severe choking with airway obstructions, gastrointestinal perforation or secondary infection.
SKIPPY jars affected by the recall were said to have been sent to distribution centers for Target, Walmart and Publix located in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
Customers who have already purchased the recalled SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread are asked to return them to the store where it was purchased for an exchange. They may also call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays.