Check your pantry before you pack another lunchbox. Unilever, in cooperation with the FDA, has issued a limited recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was sold in the following 16 states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
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The recalled product, which comes 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.)
Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdonimnal pain, and more serious and even fatal infections in young children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.
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Customers can call the company for a replacement coupon at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day. Also, a consumer services representative will be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.