Chobani yogurt recall: A nasty case of dairy mold has prompted a voluntary Chobani yogurt recall this week, as numerous reports have come in that a small number of Greek yogurt cups have seemingly “exploded,” causing the product to bloat and swell due to the mold. ABC reveals this Thursday, Sept. 5, that some customers have reported that they became sick after eating the moldy yogurt, and though an official recall hasn’t been made, the company has asked consumer retailers to take certain products from the shelves.
The Chobani yogurt recall came about after accounts of the yogurt seemingly swelling to the point of appearing to nearly explode in the plastic cups, giving off a strange look and possible illness if consumed, continues the report. The Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Wednesday that it has formally spoken with the Chobani Greek yogurt company about the matter, and that most products possibly affected by the dairy mold have been taken down from the shelves.
Potentially contaminated yogurt continues in the voluntary recall include those marked 16-012, and have expiration dates listed between Sept. 11 and Oct. 7. Chobani CEO recently released an official statement that a dairy mold was to blame, and that it was not the FDA, but the company itself who initiated the unofficial Chobani yogurt recall to maintain high quality of product and the health of customers. The issue is said to have been handled, as Chobani doesn’t use any preservatives in its yogurt-and-fruit products.
"Everybody in the company took this hard," added the Chobani CEO. "It shook us up."
Some of the reports came in that the yogurt can when opened tasted “unnervingly fizzy,” somewhat like “wine,” while another was said to be swelled to the point that the product looked like it might explode, added one complaint.
These are a list of affected containers:
— Chobani 6 ounce cups
— Chobani 16 ounce tubs
— Chobani 32 ounce tubs
— Chobani 3.5 ounce cups
— Chobani Bite 3.5 ounce cups
— Chobani Flip 5.3 ounce containers
— Chobani Champions 3.5 ounce cups
— Chobani Champions 2.25 ounce tubes
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