Chobani yogurt recalled – 170 fell sick

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As of September 13, the FDA received a total of 170 complaints associated with Chobani. The various issues reported continue to be cramps, nausea, headache and diarrhea. The complaints were submitted by individuals in Arizona, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Indiana and Florida.

Chobani, headquartered in New York, recalled 91 varieties of yogurt last week following bloated, hissing and exploding containers and reports of illness. The company said the bad yogurt was whisked off shelves but the FDA is investigating reports of the recalled product still for sale in some places.

Chobani, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of a small quantity of product produced at the company’s Idaho facility. Over 95% of the units in question have already been identified and removed from retailer shelves.

Voluntary Recall Product Information:
Code: 16-012
Best By: 9/11/2013 – 10/7/ 2013

No other Chobani products are involved in this voluntary recall.

Chobani began a proactive and voluntary withdrawal of product, after learning that a small quantity had been affected by a type of mold commonly found in the dairy environment. While this type of mold is unlikely to have ill health effects, due to some claims of illness the company has decided to go from voluntarily withdrawing to voluntarily recalling the limited amount of potentially affected product.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard the product and can contact the company’s Customer Loyalty Team at to coordinate replacements or refunds.

The quality of Chobani products and the trust of its consumers are the company’s primary concern, and it sincerely apologizes to its fans and consumers impacted by this issue. Chobani holds itself to the highest standards and is committed to fully transparent and decisive action to rectify any identified issues.

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA

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