The company that produces Skippy peanut butter is recalling more than 150 cases of peanut butter that could contain metal shavings, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Hormel Foods Sales LLC issued the voluntary recall Friday, sparked by the discovery of metal pieces found during routine cleaning of equipment, the FDA said.
The company is recalling 153 cases – or 1,871 pounds – of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread sold at Publix, Target and Wal-Mart stores in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas, according to the FDA.
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Affected jars are 16.3 ounces and marked with a best-by date of EC1416LR1 and a UPC code of 37600-10500.
If ingested, objects longer than 7mm can cause severe choking, gastrointestinal perforation and infection, the FDA said. No injuries had been linked to the peanut butter as of Friday afternoon.
Customers with questions can contact Hormel Foods Customer Relations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday by calling 1-866-475-4779.
More information about the recall is available on the FDA website.