Skippy Peanut Butter Recall: Another Reason To Buy Full-Fat Peanut Butter

by Brian Willett

If you aren’t convinced that reduced-fat peanut butter is less healthy than full-fat peanut butter, perhaps the Skippy peanut butter recall will convince you. The Skippy peanut butter recall, announced Friday, affects chunky and creamy reduced-fat Skippy peanut butter, and is due to potential Salmonella contamination. The Skippy peanut butter recall only affects stores in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The Skippy peanut butter recall is a serious matter due to the risk of Salmonella. As Unilever explained in a press release, 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.”

While the normal reactions to salmonella are stomach pain, diarrhea, fever and vomiting, Unilever notes that “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.”

The Skippy peanut butter call involve jars with these UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code) and these Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 (Stamped on the lid of the jar).

If you think you have been affected by the Skippy peanut butter recall, throw out the jars and call 1-800-453-3432 for a replacement coupon. Find bulk deals on peanut butter right here.