Tens of thousands of jars of peanut butter are now being recalled by Skippy Foods, this is after the company reported that the jars may be contaminated with fragments of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment.
According to the parent company of Skippy Foods, Hormel Foods in a released statement that there were four varieties of peanut butter were included as a part of the recall. The following are:
- SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 40oz
- SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter – Club, 2/40oz
- SKIPPY Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter, 16.3oz
- SKIPPY Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein, 14oz
The notice added that the products were shipped to 18 states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
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“There have been no consumer complaints associated with this recall to date, and all retailers that received the affected product have been properly notified,” Skippy said in the recall notice.
If you found that you had purchased one of the varieties of peanut butter under the recall, you may visit the website www.peanutbutter.com to know more details on how you can return the jar.
You also can call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.
Skippy added in a statement, “We apologize to our fans for this inconvenience. Our company is committed to product quality and will continue to invest in our processes to ensure the quality and wholesomeness of our products.”
Skippy Foods is voluntarily recalling a small quantity of SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread and SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter Spread Blended With Plant Protein. No other varieties are impacted. To see if your product is part of the recall visit https://t.co/efxmN5Vasc pic.twitter.com/bJqgXYcVVk
— SKIPPY Peanut Butter (@Skippy) March 30, 2022
AL Business noted:
Skippy Foods said it issued the recall out of an abundance of caution to ensure consumers were aware of the issue.
The contamination was first identified by the manufacturing facility’s internal detection systems.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been made aware of this recall.
Source: AL Business