A popular peanut butter brand is recalling its products in 16 states because it could be contaminated with a foodborne bacteria, according to news reports .
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Skippy brand Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Consumers who think they may have these recalled products can check the 048001006812 and 048001006782 code on the side of the 16.3 oz. plastic jar, below the bar code. "They also include 'best-if-used-by-dates' MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1," according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled peanut butter was sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness lawyer , I'm glad to hear there haven't been any illnesses reported in connection to this recall. A Salmonella food poisoning infection is potentially life-threatening and symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 7-8 hours after infection. Symptoms may be more severe in young and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .