The metal shavings were discovered during a routine cleaning.
The FDA says the metal shavings could be larger than seven millimeters in length, which could cause severe choking, gastrointestinal issues or secondary infections.
The recalled products are 16.3 ounce jars with a “Best If Used By” date of DEC1416LR1 with a package UPC code of 37600-10500, both of which are found on the top of the lid.
The recalled jars were sent to Publix, Target and Walmart distribution centers in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
No other sizes or types of Skippy peanut butter have been recalled and no injuries have been reported to the FDA.
If you’ve purchased this product, return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange. You may also call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779.