Wondering If The Recent Nut-Related Recalls Are Going To Affect Your Vegan Diet? Here's The Latest From The FDA On The Recalls On Skippy Peanut Butter.

Wondering if the recent nut-related recalls are going to affect your vegan diet? Here's the latest from the FDA on the recalls on peanut butter.
Wondering if the recent nut-related recalls are going to affect your vegan diet? Here's the latest from the FDA on the recalls on peanut butter.

Salmonella alert: Skip the Skippy

A March 5 press release from the FDA indicates that Unilever, maker of Skippy Peanut Butter, announced a limited recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The danger of salmonella

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Skippy Peanut Butter recall

The product 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.

Skippy Peanut Butter batches affected by recall

The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:

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

  • 048001006812

  • 048001006782


Best-If-Used-By Dates (Dates are stamped on the lid of the jar):

  • MAY1612LR1

  • MAY1712LR1

  • MAY1812LR1

  • MAY1912LR1

  • MAY2012LR1

  • MAY2112LR1


What to do if you have recalled Skippy Peanut Butter

Consumers who have purchased Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread with the above UPCs and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon. Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

Visit http://www.fda.gov/ for more recall information and updates.

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