Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

The Skippy Peanut Butter Recall may or may not affect you and your dogs. I treat my dogs to peanut butter on occasion but not on a regular basis. When we get out the Kongs peanut butter is a requirement for ultimate enjoyment.

It is a good idea to take a look at the information on your Skippy Peanut Butter jar to find out if you need to be rid of it before you or your dogs get sick.

Here’s the information on the Skippy Peanut Butter Recall.

Unilever Announces Recall of

Skippy® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread Due to Possible Health Risk
Limited Recall of 6 Best-If-Used-By Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2011, Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Unilever United States, Inc. today announced a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No other Skippy® products are affected by this recall.

The product was distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:
•        UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (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
(Stamped on the lid of the jar.)Skippy Peanut Butter

To date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported.

The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed that these finished products may contain the bacteria.

Consumers who have purchased Skippy® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread with the above UPCs and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon. Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

Now I think we all know what “may contain” really means no matter what the product is. It is great that the manufacturer let us know about the Skippy Peanut Butter recall in time to take action before people and pets alike become ill. Don’t give up on peanut butter just stay safe.

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