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Skippy mentions peanut butter may contain stainless steel parts

(NEXSTAR) Nearly 162,000 pounds of Skippy peanut butter products were voluntarily recalled, because some jars may contain small stainless steel parts.

Skippy Foods announced the recall Wednesday evening, saying that nearly 9,350 cases of three products with specific code dates have been affected. Stainless steel shards are from a piece of manufacturing equipment.

Below is a list of affected products and their corresponding code dates, which are located at the top of the cap.

product History of the code that was called
Skype® Low Fat Peanut Butter, 40 oz Better if used by MAY0423
Better if used by MAY0523
Skype® Low Fat Peanut Butter – Club 2 / 40oz Better if used by MAY0523
Skype® Low Fat Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz Better if used by MAY0623
Better if used by MAY0723
Skype® Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Vegetable Protein, 14 oz Better if used by MAY1023

According to Skippy, the manufacturing facility’s in-house detection systems were able to detect a problem with the equipment. There have been no reports yet from consumers about the parts in peanut butter.

Instead, Skippy said he’s voluntarily recalling affected products “out of great caution” and “to ensure consumers are made aware of this problem.”

The company says the recalled peanut butter has been sent to 18 states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin.

No other Skippy products are included in this return.

If you have one of the above products, we encourage you to return it at the store you bought it from, call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779, or visit the company’s website.

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