Local Grocers Not Affected by Skippy Peanut Butter Recall
Two varieties of reduced-fat peanut butter are part of a salmonella scare affecting Illinois, 15 other states.
Last week, Unilever announced it was recalling certain varieties of Skippy peanut butter that may have been contaminated with salmonella, but low-fat peanut butter fans in Romeoville can rest easy.
The limited recall targeted 16.3-ounce plastic jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, no illnesses related to the recall have been reported. Salmonella is an organism that can cause sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems.
Consumers concerned that they may have purchased the affected product should check their jars for the following information:
- UPCs (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code): 048001006812 and 048001006782
- Best-If-Used-By dates (stamped on the lid of the jar): MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1
A Dominick’s employee said even though the store did not receive any peanut butter with the affected lot numbers, customers who remain concerned may return their jars of Skippy at the Romeoville location for a refund.