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Skip The Skippy: Peanut Butter Recalled For Salmonella

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A limited recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread was announced today because of spiders. I mean, salmonella.

Notes KFI, "Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain." In rare circumstances, "severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis," may occur.

California seems to be off the high alert list. The product was reportedly distributed to outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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The affected product was packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars with UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 located on the label below the bar code and Best-If-Used-By Dates MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 stamped on the lid. If you find you have an offending jar, discard and call the company for a replacement coupon at 1-800-453-3432.