Skippy peanut butter recalled

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Hormel Foods is recalling thousands of pounds of Skippy peanut butter

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because of stainless steel fragments possibly contaminating "a limited number of jars."

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The company said Wednesday that it was recalling more than 9,000 cases of reduced fat peanut butter voluntarily.

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That amounts to 161,692 pounds of the brown-bag lunch staple. The fragments, Hormel said

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were "from a piece of manufacturing equipment."

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"Skippy Foods, LLC, out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on the quality of its products,

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is issuing the recall to ensure that consumers are made aware of the issue. The manufacturing facility's internal detection systems identified the concern," the company said.

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