Peanut Butter Recall

March 5, 2011 Updated Mar 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM EDT

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Peanut Butter Recall

March 5, 2011 Updated Mar 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM EDT

UNILEVER ANNOUNCES RECALL OF SKIPPY REDUCED FAT PEANUT BUTTER SPREAD DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today that it’s removing from store shelves Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread due to the possible health risk of Salmonella. The recall includes Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread; however, Tops Markets does not carry that particular variety.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No other Skippy products are affected by this recall.
The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:

·UPC: 048001006812 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.)

Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 (Stamped on the lid of the jar.)

To date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported. The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed that these finished products may contain the bacteria.
Consumers who have purchased Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread with the above UPC and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon. Consumers who purchased the product may also return it to Tops Markets for a full refund.

Consumers can contact Unilever at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.
Food safety is a corporate priority for Tops Friendly Markets. Tops maintains the highest standards of performance in the business in order to fulfill our commitment to customers when it comes to food safety.