Unilever recalls Skippy peanut butter

Unilever recalls Skippy peanut butter

Salmonella detected in Unilever's Skippy branded peanut butter has prompted a recall across 16 US states.

Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread are being recalled in several states because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, Unilever said on Friday (4 March).

No illnesses have been reported to date, the company added.

The product was distributed in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The affected products are packaged in a 16.3 oz plastic jar and have UPCs 048001006812 and 048001006782. They also include 'best-if-used-by-dates' of MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1.