NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Skippy has issued a recall for some of its reduced-fat peanut butter over fears that it could be contaminated with salmonella.
Whether you prefer your peanut butter chunky or smooth, you could be affected: The two products are Reduced Fat Super Chunk and Reduced Fat Creamy, carrying the UPC codes 048001006782 and 048001006812, respectively. Fortunately, the lots of Skippy peanut butter included in the recall are limited to six Best-If-Used-By-Dates: May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2012. If you have a jar of Skippy peanut butter with one of those UPC codes below the bar code and one of those expiration dates, you should throw out the jar and call the company at 1-800-453-3432 for a replacement coupon.
The peanut butter recall was initiated over fears of salmonella infection, though no illnesses have been reported and it’s not clear what prompted the recall. Salmonella, of course, is the same nasty bug that prompted a massive egg recall last year. While children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to salmonella, anyone get can get severe gastrointestinal distress from the infection – fever, diarrhea, vomiting all included.
No other Skippy peanut butter products are affected by the recall, and the jars that might be infected were only distributed in 16 states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
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