On October 29, 2015, the FDA issued a recall of Skippy Peanut Butter, due to the fact that, during production, small pieces of metal may have entered into nearly 2,000 pounds of Skippy Peanut Butter, posing serious injury and/or choking hazards for consumers, many considered children.
The possible error was announced after a routine in-line magnet check discovered small metal fragments had entered the product at some point during the production process. No injuries have been reported or received by the Manufacture or the FDA, to date.
Skippy peanut butter is manufactured by the company Hormel Foods. Hormel Foods voluntarily announced the recall due to the severity of injuries that could occur if consumers ingest peanut butter products with significant sized metal shavings. Any food borne object greater than 7mm in length has the ability to cause injury. Injuries, such as: severe choking, airway obstruction, intestinal perforation and secondary infections.
The recall includes 153 cases of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, amounting to almost 2,000 pounds in total. The recall, only includes, the 16.3 jars with "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 and packaging UPC code 37600-10500. The FDA stated that no other peanut butter products, sizes, or flavors are included in this specific recall.
The specific recall products were manufactured by Hormel Foods Sales LLC of Austin, Minnesota and distributed for sale to Publix, Target, and Walmart stores in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
Hormel Foods and the FDA are urging customers to check their peanut butter products, stop consuming them, immediately, and to either return the product to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or call Hornel Foods Customer Relations at (866)475-4779 for more information.