QUINCY, Mass., March 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has announced a voluntary recall of Skippy brand peanut butter products due to possible salmonella contamination. The following products with use by dates of May 1612LR1, May 1712LR1, May 1812LR1, May 1912LR1, May 2012LR1 or May 2112LR1 are affected by this recall:
- Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz., UPC 4800100681
- Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz., UPC 4800100678
To date, Skippy has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.
Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
Customers looking for additional information on the recall may call Skippy at 1-800-453-3432 or the Stop & Shop Customer Service line at 1-800-767-7772. For more information, consumers can visit our website at www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs more than 62,000 associates and operates 392 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the US Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPCA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
SOURCE Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC