Sunday, March 06, 2011

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall - The manufacturer of Skippy peanut butter issued a recall today of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, saying that jars of the product issued in 16 states may be contaminated with salmonella.

Unilever United States, Inc., made the announcement today that some jars of the peanut butter may contain the organism, which can cause fatal infections in young children and frail or elderly people.

No illnesses linked to the potentially tainted peanut butter have been reported so far, the release said.

Consumers who have purchased the potentially tainted peanut butter are urged to discard the jars and contact the company for a replacement coupon at 1-800-453-3432.

An internal routine sampling initiated by Unilever led to the discovery that some of the jars of the finished product contained the bacteria, the release said.

Those affected with salmonella may have symptoms including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

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