Salmonella Tests Spark Skippy Recall in 16 States

Reduced Fat Creamy and Super Chunk called back in 16 states
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2011 9:30 AM CST
A label from one of the varieties of peanut butter affected by the recall is seen in this FDA handout image.   (FDA)

(Newser) – Next time you get a hankering for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, check the label first. Two varieties of Skippy Peanut Butter Spread are being recalled in 16 states, after company tests indicated that they might contain salmonella, WalletPop reports. No one has actually gotten sick yet, but Unilever says anyone in the affected area who's purchased a jar of its Reduced Fat Creamy or Reduced Fat Super Chunk spreads should discard them, and call (800) 453-3432 for a replacement coupon.

The affected jars will all have a UPC code of 048001006812 or 048001006782, located below the bar code, and a best-if-used-by date between May 16, 2012 and May 21, 2012. The states affected are Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. (Read more Skippy Peanut Butter recall stories.)

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