Jars of Skippy Peanut Butter Are Being Recalled Due to Metal Shavings

The metal shavings might have been added because of an equipment malfunction
Skippy Peanut Butter


The peanut butter was sent to seven states.

Hormel Foods Corporation is recalling some jars of Skippy peanut butter in seven states because they might contain small pieces of metal shavings.

The company made the announcement on October 29, noting that 153 cases of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter in16.3-ounce jars may contain the metal shavings. That’s about 1,871 pounds of peanut butter.

The affected jars have “Best If Used By” dates of December 14, 2016, with a package UPC code of 37600-10500. They were sent to Publix, Target, and Walmart distribution centers in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, and Arkansas.

A spokesperson from Hormel told CNBC that the metal shavings might have gotten into the peanut butter because of an equipment malfunction, which has since been repaired.


No injuries or complaints have reported and no other sizes or varieties of Skippy peanut butter are affected by this recall. If you have one of the jars of peanut butter involved in the recall, Hormel and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are advising customers to return it to the store to be exchanged.