Peanut Butter Recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Unilever United States, Inc. have just announced a voluntary recall of certain batches of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread. The recall is due to the possible presence of Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause serious infections in children and adults.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in more severe illnesses.
The voluntary recall is a proactive measure by the company after routine samplings of the product detected possible contamination. No illnesses have been reported.
The products affected by the recall are 16.3 oz. plastic jars that can be identified by the UPC numbers 048001006812 and 048001006782 on the side of the jars' labels below the bar code. Recalled jars also will have the following Best-If-Used-By Dates stamped on the lid of the jar: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1. No other Skippy products are included in the recall.
Consumers who have purchased products 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 24 hours a day.
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