Chobani is recalling some Greek yogurt cups because they may be contaminated with mold. The Chobani yogurt recall was issued due to reports of the product bloating and swelling and some claims of food poisoning illnesses. Consumers reported yogurt that was foul-smelling, sour, “unnervingly fizzy,” and tasted like “wine.”
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UPDATE: Recalled Chobani Yogurt Linked to 300 Illnesses, Posed Health Risks to All Consumers
July 8, 2014 — Mold found in Chobani Greek yogurt that was recalled last year poses health risks for all consumers who ate it, not just individuals with weak immune systems, according to a study published in mBio by the American Society for Microbiology. Over 300 people reported symptoms including nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, in some cases lasting days. Click here to read more.
September 17, 2013 — An inspection of the Chobani facility in Twin Falls has yielded no warnings from the FDA. At least 223 have reported symptoms of food poisoning. Click here to read more.
September 12, 2013 – Chobani yogurt class action lawsuit filed. Click here to read more.
September 9, 2013 – FDA has received 89 reports of illnesses linked to recalled yogurt. Click here to read more.
September 6, 2013 — Chobani has identified the type of mold as Mucor circinelloides. It does not cause food poisoning like E. coli or salmonella, but can cause infections under some circumstances. It is found on industrial stirred-tank fermenters, which are commonly used to make yogurt, cheese, and dairy products. Click here to read more.
Chobani Yogurt Recall Information
Chobani, one of the largest producers of Greek yogurt in the United States, is recalling 91 types of yogurt manufactured at a facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. According to a statement from the company:
“This type of mold is common in the dairy environment, particularly when using only natural ingredients that are absent of artificial preservatives … Over the past few days, with the help of our retail partners, we proactively withdrew product from store shelves.”
The recalled containers have best-by dates from September 11 to October 7 and the code of 16-012. The recall involves yogurt sold in container sizes 2.25 oz., 3.5 oz., 5.3 oz., 6 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz., including all flavors and yogurt with different fat content (0 percent, 1.5 percent, and 2 percent).
The products were sold throughout the United States and at major retail stores, including Walgreens, Safeway, Target, Costco, Kroger supermarkets, and more.
Chobani Warning on Facebook Before FDA Recall
Chobani waited nearly a week to issue a recall with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after finding problems with their Greek yogurt products, while “voluntarily and proactively” pulling the product off store shelves. According to a statement at Dairy Reporter, Chobani insisted that this is “an issue of quality, not food safety” and called the action a “voluntary withdrawal” and not a recall.
In fact, the first public notification of the problem was posted on the Chobani Facebook Page on August 31, with this statement:
“We’re currently in the process of voluntarily removing and replacing some products from store shelves that did not meet our rigid quality standards.”
What Should I Do?
- If you were sickened by Chobani yogurt, contact a food poisoning lawyer. You may need to keep evidence of the product you purchased, and our lawyers can talk to you about steps you need to take. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, time off work, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. We can help.
- If you were not sickened, discard the product and contact Chobani. The company is offering refunds and replacements to customers who contact the Customer Loyalty Team at http://chobani.com/who-we-are/contact/.
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