March 9, 2011

RECALL ON SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER

Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy and Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spreads are being RECALLED in 16 STATES because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Skippy’s manufacturer, Unilever United States Inc., announced the recall Friday, saying it is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Unilever said the recall was initiated as the result of the company’s own routine sampling, which revealed that the finished products might contain the bacteria.
No illnesses to date have been reported related to the recall, the release says.  No other Skippy products are affected by the recall.
The affected reduced fat peanut butter 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 recalled peanut butter, packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, has the following identification marks:

UPCs (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code) are
048001006812 
048001006782

Best-if-used-by dates (stamped on the lid of the jar) are:
MAY1612LR1
MAY1712LR1
MAY1812LR1
MAY1912LR1
MAY2012LR1 
MAY2112LR1

Customers who purchased Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread with the affected UPCs and best-if-used-by-dates are urged to discard it immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon.

Contact the company at 1-800-453-3432, in operation 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

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