For peanut butter lovers, the past few years have not been encouraging. Not only has the price of peanut butter been rising steadily, but at least once each year, the Food and Drug Administration has had to issue a peanut butter recall.
Recent Peanut Butter Recalls
In 2009, the Westco Fruit and Nut Company, Incorporated, out of New Jersey, recalled all of its peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America because of possible contamination. In 2010, a number of 16.3 oz. jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, distributed to several different states, were thought to be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella.
Peanut Butter Recall of 2011
Skippy is once again the star of the recall stage. In March of this year, the FDA reported that Salmonella had once again struck the peanut industry a blow. Unilever United States, Incorporated, has recalled the very same Skippy peanut butter products that were problematic in the recall of 2010 and in the same sixteen states. The Food and Drug Administration is unaware of any medical problems associated with the contaminated products, however, consumers remain jittery about peanut butter purchases.