Skippy Just Recalled 160,000+ Pounds of Peanut Butter in 18 States

This recall affects three kinds of Skippy peanut butter.

In most houses, peanut butter is a must-have for PB&J sandwiches, slathering on celery and so much more. There’s a reason we did a taste test to find the best peanut butter. It’s a pantry staple!

Unfortunately, it might be time to check the peanut butter in your pantry. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that Skippy issued a voluntary recall for 9,353 cases of peanut butter.

Why Was the Recall Issued?

According to the company, a limited number of jars are at risk for containing a small piece of stainless steel from manufacturing equipment. There have been no consumer complaints so far and all retailers who received the affected product have been informed. However, in the interest of safety, Skippy decided to issue the recall.

How Do I Know If I Bought a Recalled Product?

The recall includes certain jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter and Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein.

The affected product has been distributed in 18 states that we know of so far: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

The sizes and Best By Dates of the affected products have been released by the FDA and are listed in the chart below. No other varieties or sizes of Skippy peanut butter are affected by the recall.


Recalled Code Date

SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 40oz Best if Used By MAY0423

Best if Used By MAY0523

SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter – Club, 2/40oz Best if Used By MAY0523
SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter, 16.3oz Best if Used By MAY0623

Best if Used By MAY0723

SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein, 14oz Best if Used By MAY1023

What Should I Do Next?

If you’ve bought any of the affected products, return it to the retailer for an exchange or call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central. You can also visit the website for information about the recall.

If you’re looking for alternatives, don’t forget to check our guide to the best healthy nut butters.

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Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is an Assistant Digital Editor at Taste of Home. As a writer and amateur photographer, she often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. She can usually be found researching global cuisines, at the farmers market, doing yoga, or looking up new places to travel to.