Chobani has voluntarily recalled packages of their Greek yogurt after finding they contain mold, According to a Sept. 5 ABC News report, Chobani packages marked with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7.
The problem was discovered after customers began complaining of their yogurt tasting strangely and having a foul odor. Many also reported bulging containers.
The company CEO explained that the type of mold is common in dairy products and their yogurt was especially vulnerable because they don’t use any preservatives. He added that the problem is completely fixed now.
Several different types of the brand are impacted, including 3.5, 6, 16 and 32 ounce traditional varieties, as well as Bites, Flips and Champions products.
A Chobani representative reached out to this Food Examiner to urge customers who purchased the yogurt in question to contact them for replacement products. They want customers to know:
“We’ve partnered with the FDA to issue a voluntary recall of all Chobani products with the code 16-012, expiration dates 9/11/2013 – 10/7/2013. While we’ve worked diligently to remove 95% of this set from store shelves, if you've purchased products with these code dates, we ask that you please discard it and contact our Customer Loyalty Team directly here: http://chobani.com/care. We look forward to getting you replacements and making this up to you!”
Did you experience any of the moldy Chobani yogurt?