Skippy Peanut butter recalled due to possible contamination
Unilever, the company that owns the Skippy Brand of peanut butter, announced in a press release that they were recalling the Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter as they may have been contaminated with the salmonella bacteria.
Stores in sixteen states in the Midwest and the New England Atlantic coast, including Illinois, were sent the jars of peanut butter. The affected jars have the UPC numbers of 048001006812 and 048001006782, and have “best if used by” dates of May1612LR1, May1712LR1, May1812LR1, May1912 LR1, May2012LR1 and May2112LR1.
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of salmonella poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains and diarrhea. In healthy people the symptoms are mild but for the young, old and frail salmonella poisoning can be very serious or fatal in some cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered from ingesting contaminated food, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to find out your legal option.