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Nov 01, 2015 05:15 AM EST

Skippy Peanut Butter recalled due to possible contamination


Hormel Foods has recalled nearly one ton of Skippy Reduced Creamy peanut butter due to possible contamination with metal shavings, Time reported.

The company would recall 153 cases, or 1,871 pounds, of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter.

However, the company said that no injuries had been reported after consumption of the peanut butter as of now. 

Swallowing metal objects greater than 7 mm. in length can cause choking and gastric perforation.

The company said that it had discovered the metal shavings during a routine cleaning of its plant in Little Rock, Ark. However, a pallet of peanut butter that was meant for destruction was already transported to the distribution centers by the time the contamination was discovered.

The distribution centers that received the possibly tainted peanut butter serve Publix, Target and Walmart stores in seven states.

The seven states that received the contaminated peanut butter packages include Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.

The company has issued a notification that customers who did buy the recalled peanut butter 16.3 ounce jars with a "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 with a package UPC code of 37600-10500 are eligible to return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange.

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