Press Release

March 7, 2011


Skippy® Peanut Butter Recall  

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health would like to bring to the public’s attention a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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 is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars with the following UPC’s located on the side of the jar’s label, below the bar code.

  • UPC 048001006812
  • UPC 048001006782

Best-If-Used-By Dates stamped on the lid include:

  • MAY1612LR1 ,
  • MAY1712LR1
  • MAY1812LR1
  • MAY1912LR1
  • MAY2012LR1
  • MAY2112LR1

To date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported.

The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed these finished products may contain Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased Skippy® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread with the above UPCs and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon. Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall.

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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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