Hormel-owned Skippy Recalls Thousands of Jars of Peanut Butter
Skippy Foods LLC, owned by Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Corp., is recalling several batches of its peanut butter that may contain bits of steel fragments. In a March 30 news release, Skippy said it was recalling over 9,000 cases of peanut butter that may contain a fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment.
The recall applies to batches of Skippy’s reduced fat creamy peanut butter spread, reduced fat chunky peanut butter spread, and creamy peanut butter blended with plant protein. The company issued the recall after a manufacturing facility’s internal detection system “identified the concern.”
There have been no consumer complaints associated with the issue, Hormel said. The company is initiating the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”
Hormel acquired Skippy in 2013 for $700 million. This acquisition by the Austin, Minnesot, company marked one of several major purchases within the last decade. In 2021, Hormel paid $3.3 billion to acquire Planters, representing the largest purchase in Hormel’s history.