SKIPPY REDUCED-FAT PEANUT BUTTER 2011 RECALL DUE TO POSSIBLE SALMONELLA (INCLUDES UPC CODES AND USE-BY DATES)…
According to peanutbutter.com, Unilever announced a recall of Skippy® Reduced-Fat Creamy and Super Chunky Peanut Butter as follows…
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No other Skippy® products are affected by this recall.
The product was distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:
• UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.)
• Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1
(Stamped on the lid of the jar.)
CNN had far less information on this important story…Recall issued for Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter sold in 16 states
Last week, my husband and I were in BJs getting a few things. Trying to stay within our budget, we’ve been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. We went over to the aisle, and when I saw the reduced-fat version of my husband’s favorite brand (I eat organic peanut butter), I immediately read the ingredients. What I read made me put it back on the shelf, and we chose the natural version. When this story broke, my husband just looked at me and asked which version we bought. I said the more healthy one. Look at the ingredients here. Which one would you want to ingest?…
SKIPPY, NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER INGREDIENTS: Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, Palm Oil, Salt.
SKIPPY, REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER INGREDIENTS: Roasted Peanuts, Corn Syrup Solids, Sugar, Soy Protein, Salt, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Cottonseed, Soybean and Rapeseed) to Prevent Separation, Mono and Diglycerides, Minerals (Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferric Orthophosphate, Copper Sulfate), Vitamins (Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid).
I rest my case…