Skippy announced earlier today that they are recalling jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Peanut Butter Reduced Fat Super Chunk Spread due to possible salmonella poisoning. Products sold in up to 16 states may be affected. The recall is widespread throughout the country, with jars sold Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin involved.
16.3 oz. plastic jars with the following UPC code and expiration dates are affected:
-UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (this is 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 (This will be stamped on the lid of the jar.)
If you believe you have a potentially contaminated jar, throw it out immediately and contact Skippy at 800.453.3432. They will provide you with a coupon to purchase another jar.
Though no injuries have yet been reported, salmonella is an extremely virulent strain of bacteria that can be fatal if ingested. Young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable. With outbreaks of this nature increasing, it seems it’s time to take yet another look at food safety and the integrated, national nature of our food systems.