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Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled over Salmonella Fears

submitted on March 5, 2011 by siggy38 in "Products / Gadgets"

The manufacturer of Skippy peanut butter issued a recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, saying that jars may be contaminated with salmonella.
The affected jars were delivered to stores in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:

* UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.)
* Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 (Stamped on the lid of the jar.)

To date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported.

The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed that these finished products may contain the bacteria.

Consumers who have purchased Skippy® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread with the above UPCs and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon. Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

  • 106370
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    Posted by pablos17 on March 6, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Thanks for the heads up Siggy. Luckily, the 6 jars I just ordered are Skippy Natural.
    • siggy38
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      Posted by siggy38 on March 6, 2011
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      No problem! Wink
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on March 6, 2011
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    Again? I thought it was safe to buy PB again.
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    Posted by clover on March 6, 2011
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    Thanks for the heads up! I give my Golden Retriever her pills in peanut butter. I use Smart Balance or Skippy Natural.

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