UPDATE: Jif customers should start receiving coupons soon

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Author: Teresa Murray

Consumer Watchdog

 

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., Kent State University

Teresa directs the Consumer Watchdog office, which looks out for consumers' health, safety and financial security. Previously, she worked as a journalist and columnist covering consumer issues and personal finance for two decades for Ohio's largest daily newspaper. She's earned dozens of state and national journalism awards, including Best Columnist in Ohio, Best Business Writer in Ohio, and National Headliner Award for coverage of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Among the accomplishments she’s most proud of: A journalism public service award for exposing improper billing practices by Verizon that affected at least 15 million customers nationwide. Her work caused Verizon to reach an $80 million settlement with the FCC, the largest ever imposed at that time. Teresa and her husband live in Greater Cleveland and have two sons. She enjoys biking, house projects and music, and serves on her church missions team and stewardship board.

Consumers who submitted claims for Jif peanut butter they'd bought that were part of the massive May 20 recall should start receiving their replacement coupons soon. Shoppers didn't necessarily need to still have possession of the containers in order to request reimbursement, particularly because Jif instructed everyone at the outset to throw the recalled peanut butter away. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's received reports of 16 illnesses, including two hospitalizations. At least 20 other products from other companies, from ice cream to fruit dip, have also been recalled because they used Jif peanut butter. People who submitted online claim forms to JIF should have received an email that they'd get coupons to use on JIF products within six weeks. The trick will be finding Jif products the peanut butter hasn't been restocked in many stores. Jif recalled peanut butter with lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425 (manufactured in Lexington, KY), over concerns about possible salmonella contamination.

Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Author: Teresa Murray

Consumer Watchdog

 

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., Kent State University

Teresa directs the Consumer Watchdog office, which looks out for consumers' health, safety and financial security. Previously, she worked as a journalist and columnist covering consumer issues and personal finance for two decades for Ohio's largest daily newspaper. She's earned dozens of state and national journalism awards, including Best Columnist in Ohio, Best Business Writer in Ohio, and National Headliner Award for coverage of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Among the accomplishments she’s most proud of: A journalism public service award for exposing improper billing practices by Verizon that affected at least 15 million customers nationwide. Her work caused Verizon to reach an $80 million settlement with the FCC, the largest ever imposed at that time. Teresa and her husband live in Greater Cleveland and have two sons. She enjoys biking, house projects and music, and serves on her church missions team and stewardship board.