Health Dept: Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

March 10, 2011

skippy peanut butterToday [Mar.10] the Department of Health urged residents to check their Skippy peanut butter to ensure that it is not part of a US Food and Drug Administration recall, prompted by fears it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

A spokesperson said, “It is believed that some peanut butter from these batches may have been shipped and sold in Bermuda.”

Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter, in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is being recalled 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.]

A spokesperson said, “Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious 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.”

“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 should return the recalled product to the place of purchase without delay or discard it. No other Skippy® products are affected by this recall.”

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