9,000 Cases of Skippy Peanut Butter Have Been Recalled Due to Potential Steel Shards

161,692 total pounds of peanut butter — an estimated 60,000 jars — have been recalled. Here's what to know.

Originally Published: 
peanut butter recall Skippy
Hormel Foods

Skippy Foods, LLC has issued a recall of limited cases of its peanut butter. While no reports of complaint or injury have been reported as of yet, the company, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is asking people to check their cupboards for the impacted product out of an abundance of caution because they could possibly be contaminated. Here’s what you need to know.

What products have been recalled?

According to the voluntary recall, Skippy Foods, LLC has recalled more than 9,000 cases of peanut butter in limited amounts, or, according to one report, 60,000 jars of the peanut butter.

More specifically, the Skippy brands in the recall include Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein, Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread, and Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter.

The peanut butter involved in the recall was shipped to 18 states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

Why has the peanut butter been recalled?

The limited amount of product has been recalled after the company discovered an issue with its manufacturing equipment. The peanut butter in the recall could potentially contain small fragments of stainless steel from the manufacturing plant equipment.

Once again, no injuries have been reported and there are no complaints from consumers as of now. The issue was discovered with the manufacturing facility’s internal detection systems, which first alerted a concern.

How do I know if what I have at home is part of the peanut butter recall?

If you have any of the above brands in your pantry, it’s important to check if what you have at home is included in the recall. You can find out by looking at the “best if used by dates” which are printed on the top of the jar lid.

The dates in the recall include:

  • Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter in 40oz jar – MAY0423 or MAY0523
  • Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter in Club pack 2/40oz jar – MAY0523
  • Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter in 16.3oz jar – MAY0623 or MAY0723
  • Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein in 14oz jar – MAY1023

No other brands, sizes, or packaging are included in the recall. All retailers that have these products in-store have been notified, according to the company’s release.

What should you do if you have the recalled product?

If what you have at home is included in the recall, you’re being asked to return it to where you purchased it for an exchange. Or you can call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 which is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Eastern Time.

This article was originally published on