The Food and Drug Administration announced a limited recall for some Skippy Peanut butter sold in 7 states, including South Carolina.
The recall of 153 cases of SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread was prompted after metal shavings were found on the production line where the jars were produced.
“ Foodborne objects that are greater than 7mm in length may cause injury such as severe choking with airway obstruction, gastrointestinal peroration or secondary infection,” the FDA said.
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 recalled cases were shipped to distribution centers for Publix, Target and Walmart in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
Hormel Foods, the maker of SKIPPYpeanut butter products, stressed in a news release that “no other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations of SKIPPY® brand peanut butter or peanut spreads are included in this recall.”
The company also said there have been no reports of injuries or complaints to date.
If a consumer has this product, they should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays.