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Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Due To Fear Of Metal Shavings

Update Date: Nov 01, 2015 01:33 PM EST

The 'Hormel Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread' jars that have been distributed in various stores such as Target, Walmart and Publix in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia were suspected of being contaminated with metal shavings and called back, recently.

The worry is that the metal shavings or related pollutants, which might be as tiny as 7 mm (0.25 inch) might lead to "choking, airway obstruction, gastrointestinal perforation or secondary infection", according to Reuters.

Hence, about 1,871 pounds of the peanut butter has been called back. The 16.3-ounce jars display an expiry date of DEC1416LR1 with UPC package code of 37600-10500, according to CNBC. Spokesman for the company stated that the metal shavings got into the Skippy jars after a machine malfunction that has already been fixed.

The reason for recalling the butter has been to protect its customers. But even though the seven states are facing a setback, Hormel's stock shares are still expanding, with an ending of $67.83 on Wall Street.

Have you bought the products? Then return it to the spot that you bought it for an exchange. You could also contact Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779 FREE, according to the FDA.

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