Skippy Recalls Some Peanut Butter Products

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Skippy, an American manufacturer known for its peanut butter products, has issued a select recall of some of its grocery items. The recall isn’t related to the contents of the peanut butter itself but is instead related to a bottling process error that occurred in one of the company’s manufacturing plants. 

Read on for more information about this recall, including which products are affected, why the company issued the recall, and what you should do if you’ve purchased any affected products. 

Which Items Are Recalled?

The recall applies to over 9,000 cases of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread, and Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein. This amounts to over 161,000 pounds of peanut butter products, a sweeping recall for the American manufacturer. 

Recalled Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread products have ‘best by’ codes of May 4, 2023, and May 5, 2023. The Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter products have a ‘best by’ code of May 6 or May 7, 2023. Finally, the Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein products have a “best by” code of May 10, 2023. 

Why Are the Items Recalled?

Skippy Foods, LLC issued the recall voluntarily after discovering that some of its products had been contaminated with small fragments of stainless steel. This has not caused any injuries, according to Skippy, but it could result in issues for customers if the steel fragments go unnoticed.

It would not be difficult for a customer to accidentally ingest metal fragments hidden in a peanut butter sandwich or in a baked product. Skippy’s recall notice indicates that the metal slipped into the peanut butter after a manufacturing process error broke a stainless steel component in one of their bottling factories. 

What Should You Do?

If you have purchased a recalled product, return it to the retailer you purchased it from. Bring your receipt so you can get a refund. If you’ve misplaced your receipt or the retailer won’t take the return, you should still discard the recalled product, as it’s unsafe for human consumption. Someone could cut their mouth or suffer internal injuries if they ingest metal fragments.

If you have further questions about this recall, visit the company’s website here or contact Skippy Foods, LLC at 1-866-475-4779. Their customer service line is open from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, Eastern Time.