Archive for March, 2011

Skippy Recalls Peanut Butter

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Unilever United States Inc. has recalled some jars of its reduced-fat Skippy peanut butter for fear of salmonella contamination.

So far, no one has reported an illness due to eating the peanut butter. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting and salmonella can be fatal in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

Included in the recall are Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread. The jars are all 16.0-ounces and contain the UPC code of 048001006812 or 048001006782 on the side of the label below the bar code. The recalled jars also have a “best if used by” date of MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 on the lid of the jar.

The potentially tainted jars were sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

If you have one of these jars, throw it away and call Unilever at (800) 453-3432 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. ET for a replacement coupon.