The company that makes Skippy peanut butter has announced that a limited amount of Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter spread with expiration dates in May 2012 has been recalled because they may potentially have been contaminated with Salmonella.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the 16.3-oz. jars subject to the recall were sold in stores in 16 states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Their lids have been stamped with best-if-used-by dates of May16, through May 21, 2012.
No illnesses have been reported related to the peanut butter, but Salmonella can cause fever and abdominal problems in healthy people, and can be serious or even fatal to young, elderly or ill people.
People who have purchased the recalled jars of Skippy Peanut Butter are advised to call the company at 1-800-453-3432.