Everything You Need To Know About The Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

Skippy is a well-known peanut butter brand that just might be your favorite and if you have it in your pantry, you need to know why it's been recalled. Unfortunately, the company has issued a recall on a massive amount of the peanut butter. Specifically, as the company explains in a press release, Skippy had to take back 9,353 cases of peanut butter, weighing an approximate total of 161,692 pounds, due to a fragment of steel that broke off the machinery.

The states to which the potentially metal bearing jars of peanut butter were shipped are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

The specific Skippy products are its Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread, and Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein. The suspect ones have a UPC of 37600-10520, 37600-10667, 37600-10499, or 37600-88095.

Here's what to do if you have a jar that's been recalled

More information on the products that were impacted can be found on the special page Skippy has devoted to the voluntary recall on their website. It's not typical for a company to publicize a recall as openly as Skippy has done, and the brand has even made announcements on Twitter and Facebook.

If you find you have one of the potentially contaminated jars, you can either return it to the store from which you purchased it or call Skippy on their customer hotline at 1-866-475-4779.

While the thought of finding a piece of peanut butter manufacturing equipment broken off into your PB&J is quite striking, it's not the first time Skippy has raced to prevent consumers from ingesting metal that might be in its peanut butter.

In 2015, The Christian Science Monitor learned from the company that a recall had been called due to the possible presence of metal shavings in the peanut butter. This one, though, was of a smaller scale, only affecting 153 cases for a total of 1,871 pounds. Interestingly, at that time it was also the Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread that suffered the mishap.