Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled

By on March 8, 2011

Skippy Peanut Butter recall

Unilever, Inc. announced today a limited recall of its Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and at times fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella generally suffer from fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

The states affected by this recall include the following: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The jars of contaminated peanut butter can be identified by the Universal Product Code (UPC) and the “best if used by date.” The UPC’s under recall are 048001006812 and 048001006782. Best if used by dates to avoid are MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1, and MAY2112LR1.

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