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Skippy recalls 161,692 pounds of peanut butter over steel pieces in product

Skippy Foods announced on Thursday a voluntary recall of some peanut butter products due to the possibility that a limited number of jars may contain small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment.

According to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration, the recall includes a limited number of dates of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut, Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein. No other sizes, varieties or packages of Skippy brand peanut butter or peanut butter spreads are included in this recall.

The recalled items have use by dates from early May 2023. The products were sold in 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.

There have been no consumer complaints to date and all retailers that have received the affected product have been notified.  Skippy said in a statement: “From our family to yours, we want you to know that we take the quality of our products very seriously and apologize to our fans for this situation. Our company is committed to product quality and will continue to invest in our processes to ensure the quality and wholesomeness of our products.”

Editorial credit: Sheila Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com

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