It seems like every day, everywhere we turn there is a new food recall telling us DO NOT Eat THIS Product or you MAY end up hospitalized…
In 1933, Joseph Rosenfield created SKIPPY peanut butter, with the mission that it would be less sticky and longer-lasting, throughout the past 83 years, SKIPPY has maintained its standing as being a favorite for peanut butter lovers!
Between the Spinach and Cucumber outbreak a few weeks back, the E. Coli outbreak closing 43 Chipotle’s in the Northwest United States and now Hormel Foods Sales LLC announcing it was recalling 153 cases of it’s SKIPPY peanut butter, because of the potential for finding metal shavings in the jars… I think we find ourselves in quite the Foodie pickle!
I’m sorry, did I read that right?… METAL Shavings? I personally don’t quite understand how these things are happening, but maybe you and your lil’ tots should steer clear of those PB & J’s for a bit.
The potentially contaminated 1,871 total pounds of Peanut Butter was made at Hormel’s Little Rock, Arkansas factory; in the statement issued by Hormel on October 29th, they stated that an estimated 153 cases of their ‘Reduced Fat Creamy Skippy Peanut Butter’… “may contain small pieces of metal shavings which were discovered on an in-line magnet check during routine cleaning.”
Now if you have a jar of this Skippy in your pantry and are wondering if yours was one of the jars in question…. The recall is for 16.3 ounce jars with a “Best if Used By” date of DEC1416LR1 and a UPC code of 37600-10500… and you can find this code on the top of your Peanut Butter lid!
The Peanut Butter jars had already been ‘inadvertently shipped’ to grocers across the country, including: Publix, Target and Wal-Mart distribution centers in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
Please don’t hesitate to return the jars to the store where they were purchased and/or call 866-475-4779 if you have further questions about your jar of SKIPPY!
Although as of yet there have not been any reports of injuries linked to this incident,
and no other sizes or varieties of SKIPPY branded Peanut Butter have been recalled, Hormel said, they are recalling out of an abundance of caution.