Peanut Butter

161,692 Pounds of Skippy Peanut Butter Have Been Recalled

Three kinds of peanut butter have been recalled for possible metal contamination.

April  4, 2022
Photo by Bobbi Lin

Before you make a PB&J sandwich for yourself or your little ones, check your pantry! Skippy Peanut Butter has launched a massive voluntary recall of three different products due to possible metal contamination: Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread, and Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein. The total recall weighs more than 161,692 pounds and comes after small fragments of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment were discovered in some of the product.

The recalled product was distributed to 18 states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), no consumers have yet complained of a contaminated product, but regardless, Skippy is taking the product off the shelves out of an abundance of caution. So how do you know if you have a jar of contaminated peanut butter? Check the UPC code on the side of the jar, where the store scans the product. If the UPC code is 37600-10520, 37600-10667, 37600-10499, or 37600-88095, and the product has a best-by date between May 4th, 2023 and May 10th, 2023, immediately discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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Concerned customers may call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 with any questions.

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