By: Russell Maas | Published: September 6th, 2013
The manufacturer of Chobani Greek Yogurt has recalled and ceased distribution of certain products after receiving multiple reports involving illnesses and consumer indicating that the yogurt was moldy and runny, which may pose a potential health hazards for consumers.
The Chobani Greek Yogurt recall was announced by the FDA on September 5, after the manufacturer chose to remove the products from store shelves due to a risk that the products may have prematurely spoiled. An undisclosed number of consumers have reportedly fallen ill after consuming the recalled greek yogurt.
Chobani released a statement indicating there has been a very high volume of complaints received regarding the yogurt being runny and possibly molded, and that they are working in cooperation with the FDA to find the root cause. Additionally, multiple consumers reported suffering from bloating or swelling.
The recall includes all flavors of Chobani Greek Yogurt in the following brand and sizes; Chobani 6 ounce, 16 ounce, 32 ounce, 3.5 ounce, Chobani Bite packaged in 3.5 ounce, Chobani Flip in 5.3ounce containers, Chobani Champions cups in 3.5 ounce containers, and Chobani Champions tubes packaged in 2.25 ounce and sold in packages of 8, 16, and 36 counts.
The recalled yogurt has “Best By” date codes of September 11 through 13 and October 7 through 13. For a full list of recalled UPC codes please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm367298.htm
The affected yogurt was manufactured by Chobani Inc. of Twin Falls, Idaho where it was distributed nationwide to consumers through retail and club stores.
The FDA recommends that consumers with affected yogurt products stop consuming them immediately and discard them. Consumers who purchased the recalled yogurt can contact Chobani’s Customer Loyalty Team at 877-847-6181 or visit them online at chobani.com/care to fill out a “Contact Notice” to receive replacements or refunds.