If you’re a fan of smooth peanut butter (and let’s face it: who isn’t?), you’ve got a lot more to worry about than what your Halloween weekend plans are. The creators of Skippy spreads issued a voluntary recall of 1,871 pounds of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter because it is believed that the jars could contain metal shavings.
Yes, that’s right, metal shavings. If consumed, it places the individual at risk for choking, infection, gastrointestinal damage according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a press release.
The company discovered the shavings during a routine magnet check. However, I’m not quite sure why a food company would have to routinely checks their food products with magnets, but I digress.
If you have a 16.3 ounce jar with a “Best If Used By” date of “DEC1416LR1,” the UPC code of 10500 on the lid and you purchased it at a Publix, Target or Walmart in North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, Delaware or Arkansas, you are entitled to a peanut butter exchange.
All the more reason to engorge yourself on Nutella today, no?