Recall: Some Skippy peanut butter may contain 'small pieces of metal shavings'

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Some jars of Skippy peanut butter may have "small pieces of metal shavings" in them, so the company has issued a recall.

According to the FDA's notice, Austin-based Hormel Foods (which owns Skippy) says the recall affects only 16.3-ounce jars of reduced fat creamy spread, with a "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 and a package UPC code of 37600-10500.

The recalled product was sent to distribution centers for Publix, Target and Wal-Mart, located in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas – so Minnesota stores shouldn't be affected.

No other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations from Skippy are included in the recall. Up to this point, no consumer injuries or complaints have been reported.

A total of 153 cases, equaling 1,871 total pounds of peanut butter, are affected. The metal shavings were discovered during an "in-line magnet check during routine cleaning," the FDA notice says, noting objects larger than 7mm in length could cause severe injury.

Anyone with the product should return it to the store where they bought it for an exchange, or call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CST.

Next Up

snow

Winter storm watch issued where snow could exceed 6 inches in MN

Snow will spread from west to east starting Saturday morning in western Minnesota.

covid

President Biden signs more COVID executive orders: here's what they are

The new president has set a target of administering 100 million doses in 100 days.

police tape, crime scene

1 dead in stabbing, another dies in separate shooting in Minneapolis

One person has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Gary Kubiak

Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak announces retirement

Kubiak wraps up a career that has spanned nearly four decades.

alphaMPD

Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

coronavirus testing

Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

Family Dollar

Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

police lights

Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

covid-19, coronavirus, ppe

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

icy roads, bad roads

Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Related

Smucker recalling peanut butter sold in Minnesota and other states

The company is recalling 16-ounce jars of Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination. The company says products included in the recall would have been purchased in the last week or so.

General Mills recalls granola bars containing peanuts

A limited number of Cascadian Farm Granola Bars may be linked to a larger recall of peanut products due to salmonella contamination. General Mills announced the recall is a precaution because peanut pieces may have been sourced from Sunland, Inc. The peanut manufacturer has expanded its recall to 240 products after 35 people from 19 states have fallen ill.

Trader Joe's peanut butter recall spreads to more supermarkets

New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. is expanding its recall of peanut and almond butter over concerns of possible salmonella contamination, according to CBS News. The recall now includes more than 100 nut products sold at many U.S. supermarkets, including Target and Whole Foods Market.

Minnesotan linked to Salmonella outbreak from peanut butter

The Minnesota Department of Health says a person from Minnesota has been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella linked to Trader Joe's peanut butter. An adult from the Twin Cities metro area reported eating the peanut butter in July before being hospitalized for Salmonella and has since recovered.