Yikes: there may be something in your peanut-butter that is not peanuts or butter

Are you a crunchy or a smooth peanut butter lover? If you answered “smooth,” and you’ve got some Skippy in your cabinet at home, a word to the wise: you might want to toss it.

It has been announced, via the FDA, that Hormel Foods are recalling a limited number of jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread due to possible contamination by pieces of metal. That’s way more crunch than any peanut butter needs!

Seriously though, don’t eat it if it’s suspect. A person can choke on an item that is a mere 7mm in length, or it could cause holes in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large bowel, rectum, or gallbladder.

The recall affects 153 cases (that’s 1,871 pounds of peanut butter) sold at Publix, Target and Walmart stores located in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.

You’ll know if your jar of PB is one of the suspect ones if it fits this description, from the FDA: The recalled product is limited to 16.3-ounce jars with a “Best If Used By” date of DEC1416LR1 with a package UPC code of 37600-10500. The code date is located on top of the lid. If you have an affected jar, simply return it to the point of purchase.

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