Hormel Foods Skippy peanut butter is being recalled in several states across the U.S. The October 30, 2015, Skippy recall was due to small pieces of metal shavings being found in certain jars of peanut butter, product liability attorneys note.
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According to fda.gov, Hormel Foods is voluntarily recalling 153 cases, or 1,871 total pounds, of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, due to the possibility that some jars may contain small pieces of metal shavings which were discovered on an in-line magnet check during routine cleaning. Foodborne objects that are greater than 7mm in length may cause injury such as severe choking with airway obstruction, gastrointestinal peroration or secondary infection.
The recalled product is limited to 16.3 ounce jars with a “Best If Used By” date of DEC1416LR1 with a package UPC code of 37600-10500. The code date is located on top of the lid. The peanut butter was sent to distribution centers for Publix, Target and Walmart located in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
The company is issuing the recall to ensure that consumers are made aware of the potential hazard. No reports have been received to date of any consumer injuries or complaints. No other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations of Skippy brand peanut butter or peanut spreads are included in this recall, the website reported.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
If a product is determined to be defective and unreasonably dangerous, the manufacturer can be held responsible for injuries caused by the product. Compensation that may be recovered if there are injuries associated with a defective product include:
- Medical expenses incurred
- Pain, mental anguish, and suffering resulting from an injury
- Scarring caused by the injury or medical treatment
If a loved one dies from complications caused by Skippy peanut butter, family members may be eligible to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Mental anguish associated with the loss of a family member
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