Famed peanut butter company Skippy has recalled tens of thousands of jars of peanut butter distributed to over a dozen states, including New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The recall is due to concerns that the peanut butter may be contaminated with tiny slivers of stainless steel that may have come from manufacturing equipment.
Skippy said that 9,353 cases of Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread, and Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein are the peanut butter varieties affected by this recall.
The company said they have not received any reports of injuries due to this possible contamination, but they are recalling the products anyway out of an abundance of caution.
The recall affects products with UPC codes of 37600-10520, 37600-10667, 37600-10499, or 37600-88095 and “best if used by” dates in May 2023 on the top of the lid.
Anyone who has one of the recalled jars can return it for an exchange or call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
“We apologize to our fans for this inconvenience,” Skippy said in a statement on the recall. “Our company is committed to product quality and will continue to invest in our processes to ensure the quality and wholesomeness of our products.”
Moral of the story: Never buy reduced fat peanut butter! Trust me – buy the regular. It’s tastes so (so!!) much better.