Skippy is currently recalling a number of its peanut butter products due to possible metal contamination. The recall covers products distributed to 18 states nationwide.
Hormel Foods, the owner of the Skippy brand, said that it is issuing the recall out of an “abundance of caution.”
Skippy Issues Recall to Four Peanut Butter Variants
In a statement posted on the Hormel Foods website, Skippy Foods LLC said that they are voluntarily recalling certain variants of their Skippy peanut butter over possible contamination.
Due to a possible manufacturing equipment malfunction, some jars may contain traces of small fragments of stainless steel.
The manufacturing facility's internal detection systems identified the concern. As a result, it automatically launched the recall alert, the company said.
The recall affects Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter (40oz) and Club (2/40oz) variants. It also includes Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter (16.3oz) and Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein (14oz).
According to the company, the recall covers around 9.353 cases or 60,000 jars. The products feature UPC codes 37600-10520, 37600-10667, 37600-10499, or 37600-88095.
All the affected products have a “Best if Used” date of May 2023 on the top of their lids.
‘Very Limited Number’
In addition, Skippy described the items as “a very limited number”. They are pulling them out of store shelves out of an abundance of caution.
The products may contain small amounts of stainless steel shavings due to a possible equipment malfunction during production.
However, Skippy reported that there are no reports of injuries due to the contamination as of yet. Skippy also said that they already contacted and coordinated with the US Food and Drug Administration.
Despite the limited number, Skippy managed to distribute the affected products to 18 states. The possibly contaminated products reached major markets such as California, Florida, New York, and New Jersey.
They also include Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. The company also notified all retailers that received these particular products.
Skippy Remains Committed To Quality
In its recall statement, Skippy maintains its commitment to quality. “From our family to yours, we want you to know that we take the quality of our products very seriously,” it said.
“We apologize to our fans for this inconvenience. Our company is committed to product quality,” Skippy added. As such, it “will continue to invest in our processes to ensure the quality and wholesomeness of our products.”
For a full list of codes and products to look for and all states in which they were distributed, Skippy provided this recall information link.
Those who already bought the recalled products can return or exchange the items. They can call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
Watch the ABC7 News video alerting the public of a RECALL ALERT: Skippy recalling nearly 10,000 cases of peanut butter:
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