Skippy Has Issued a Recall on Three of Its Peanut Butter Varieties

The recall is related to an isolated manufacturing incident.

Jars of Skippy peanut butter are displayed on a shelf at a grocery store
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Find information on the May 2022 Jif peanut butter recall at foodandwine.com/news/jif-peanut-butter-recall-2022.

Peanuts are one of the most common allergens, and so recalls connected to an "undeclared peanut allergen" are relatively common. In fact, in 2016, a British grocery store recalled its peanuts because the label didn't disclose that the package contained peanuts! But for Skippy, who just recalled over 160,000 pounds of peanut butter, peanuts weren't the issue. Instead, the brand had a potential manufacturing issue.

On Wednesday, Skippy Foods—which is owned by Hormel Foods—issued a voluntary recall for three varieties of their peanut butter—9,353 cases in total, which equals 161,692 pounds—due to the chance that "a limited number of jars may contain a small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment." The brand says they haven't received any reports of consumer complaints, but issued a recall after identifying the problem nonetheless.

The recalled products are Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter in both 40-ounce jars and 40-ounce jar two-packs with best if used dates of "MAY0423" and "MAY0523," Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter in 16.3-ounce jars with best if used dates of "MAY0623" and "MAY0723," and finally, Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein in 14-ounce jars with a best used by date of "MAY1023."

Skippy further reiterated that "no other Skippy Foods products" and "no other sizes, varieties, or other packaging configurations of Skippy brand peanut butter or peanut butter spreads" are part of the recall. Additionally, the brand says that all retailers that received these products have been notified about the recall, so hopefully customers will no longer find them on store shelves.

"Skippy Foods, LLC, out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on the quality of its products, is issuing the recall to ensure that consumers are made aware of the issue," the company wrote. "The manufacturing facility's internal detection systems identified the concern." Skippy also alerted the USDA of the recall.

If you do happen to have one of these jars, Skippy says you should return it to their retailer for an exchange or contact Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 or peanutbutter.com—which, lucky Skippy, is their website.

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