Over the weekend, a pantry staple was recalled. Unilever Company recalled two brands of reduced-fat Skippy peanut butter.
Routine tests by the company suggest that the products may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Salmonella is a frequent cause of food poisoning and can cause severe infections.
The specific brand recalls include 16.3-ounce plastic jars, are Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread.
UPC codes for the recalled products are 048001006812 and 048001006782.
Check the jar lid for best-if-used-by dates including:
The products were distributed in 16 states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Symptoms of salmonella infection may include are fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should immediately discard the product and contact the company for a replacement coupon at 800-453-3432.