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Metal Pieces in Some Jars of Skippy Peanut Butter

AUSTIN, Minn. (CN) - Announcing a recall of nearly 2,000 pounds of reduced-fat Skippy creamy peanut butter, Hormel Foods said some jars might contain metal shavings.

Small pieces of metal shavings were discovered on an in-line magnet check during routine cleaning, Hormel said.

"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," according a statement posted with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Hormel notes that it shipped 153 cases, or 1,871 total pounds, of the recalled product to distribution centers for Publix, Target and Walmart located in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.

The company has not received any complaints or reports of consumer injuries about the product but it is announcing the voluntary recall out of abundance of caution.

Hormel also emphasized that "no other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations of Skippy peanut butter or peanut spreads are included in this recall."

Consumers who bought the recalled product should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange, Hormel said.

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