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article imageMetal shavings force recall of some Skippy peanut butter

By Karen Graham     Oct 30, 2015 in Food
Austin - Hormel Foods has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of jars of their Skippy peanut butter due to concerns the product may contain small pieces of metal shavings.
In a press release on Thursday, Austin, Minn.-based Hormel Food Sales LLC said they are recalling 153 cases, or 1,871 total pounds, of a single code date of SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread.
CBS News is reporting the jars of peanut butter were sent to distribution centers for Publix, Target and Walmart stores in seven states, including Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
The recall notice is for SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, and is limited to 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 metal shavings were discovered on an in-line magnet check during routine cleaning, according to a statement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reports Fox News. Swallowing objects larger than 7 mm in length may cause injury, such as serious choking, airway obstruction, gastrointestinal perforation or secondary infection.
No other sizes, varieties or packages of Skippy Brand peanut butter are subject to this recall. If a customer has a jar of the product under the recall notice, they may return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays.
To date, there have been no reports of injury related to this recall.
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