Skippy Peanut Butter Recall: Unilever Recalls Skippy Peanut Butter from 16 States

By on Mar 7, 2011 in Food, Health, Lifestyle, Science, United States Comments

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Unilever and the FDA recall Skippy peanut butter because of possible Salmonella bacterial contamination. This was disclosed by International news sites, March 6, 2011.

Peanut butter products affected are those with Best-If-Used-By-Dates of May 1612LR1, May 1712LR1, May 1812LR1, May 1912LR1, May 2012LR1 and May 2112LR1. The Salmonella species are believed to have contaminated the Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 13.3 oz., UPC 4800100681 and the Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz., UPC 4800100678.

Salmonella contamination causes salmonellosis which can be fatal for those with weak immune systems like babies, elderly, and those with HIV or AIDS. Symptoms of the disease include stomach cramps, diarrhea, headache, vomiting and fever. If left untreated, complications will occur which can cause cardiac failure due to dehydration. Salmonella can also cause endocarditis and arterial infections, which are dangerous blood infections.

The  states included in the Skippy peanut butter recall are Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Consumers are given full replacements in Stop and Shop stores. They can also call 1-800-453-3432 or visit stopandshop.com. The customer service line is 1-800-767-7772.



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