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Published On: Fri, Sep 6th, 2013

Chobani recalls Greek yogurt after some claims of illness, mold suspect

Twin Falls, Idaho company, Chobani, Inc, has voluntarily recalled some of it’s Greek yogurt products after reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The company reports the investigation is ongoing.

Chobani yogurt Image/Video Screen Shot

Chobani yogurt
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The yogurt maker said on their blog Tuesday, “Our thorough investigation has identified a type of mold commonly found in the dairy environment. The product in question is less than 5% of our production and is limited to products produced at our Idaho facility, which accounts for only one third of our production capacity.”

Reuters reports, the recall, announced on Thursday, follows nearly a week after Chobani sought to quietly remove the yogurt from store shelves without alerting the public, a strategy the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called “unusual.”

FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward said the agency is continuing its discussions with Chobani.
 
She said the FDA was looking into the situation to assess the level of risk to the public and to determine whether the company was communicating appropriately with the public.
 
Chobani said Thursday:”We sincerely thank you for your understanding as we do our best to provide new details in real time. To be extra cautious, we have moved from a voluntary withdrawal to a voluntary recall. This partnership with the FDA will allow us to ensure that we’re reaching as many of our consumers with notification of reported quality concerns.
 
“Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our consumers, and we are taking all of the necessary steps to uphold our very rigid quality standards. If you’ve purchased these products with the code 16-012, best by dates 9/11/2013 – 10/7/2013, please discard and contact our Customer Loyalty Team: http://chobani.com/care.”See the list of affected products here.

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  1. Dozens report getting sick from Chobani yogurt, Food scientist says ‘mold should not pose a health risk to most consumers’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] a follow up to the recall notice of Chobani yogurt last Friday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokesperson Tamara Ward told an Idaho news […]

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