Hormel recalls 153 cases of Skippy

Published 10:08 am Friday, October 30, 2015

Hormel Foods Corp. is recalling 153 cases of its Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread because some cases may contain metal shavings.

Hormel Foods recalled 1,871 total pounds of the peanut butter spread due to the possibility that some jars may contain small pieces of metal shavings discovered on an in-line magnet check during routine cleaning.

Foodborne objects that are greater than 7 millimeters in length may cause injury such as severe choking with airway obstruction, gastrointestinal peroration or secondary infection.

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The recalled product was distributed in 16.3 ounce jars with a “Best If Used By” date of DEC1416LR1 with a package UPC code of 37600-10500. The code date is located on top of the lid.

The recalled products were sent to distribution centers for Publix, Target and Walmarts located in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.

Consumers should return the product to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays.