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Skippy Foods issues peanut butter recall over jars that may contain steel fragments

Skippy Foods has recalled thousands of cases of peanut butter over fears that some could contain fragments of stainless steel from a piece of factory equipment.

The company issued a statement saying it was recalling more than 9,000 cases of its reduced fat products.

The brand, which is owned by Austin, Minn.-based Hormel Foods, issued the recall “to ensure that consumers are made aware of the issue,” according to a news release. “The manufacturing facility’s internal detection systems identified the concern.”

The 9,353 recalled cases have best-by dates of May 2023 and include reduced-fat and high-protein varieties. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been notified.

“There have been no consumer complaints associated with this recall to date,” the company said, “and all retailers that received the affected product have been properly notified.”

Anyone who has purchased recalled peanut butter can return it to the retailer for an exchange. Skippy produces 90 million jars of peanut butter per year and is the second-leading peanut butter brand behind Jif. Hormel bought the brand in 2013.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

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