Posted: Sep 4, 2013 2:33 PM by MTN News
Updated: Sep 4, 2013 2:33 PM
Chobani, the maker of Greek-style yogurt, is voluntarily removing some of its products from store shelves after receiving reports of yogurt cups that were "swollen" or "bloated."
Some consumers have reported that their yogurt cups were "bubbling" or burst, and some have claimed that they became ill after eating it.
There has been no official recall by the Food & Drug Administration at this point.
Chobani says that it has discovered a type of mold in a small number of yogurt products from its facility in Idaho.
Chobani is removing yogurt cups with product code 16-012 that have expiration dates from September 11-October 7, 2013.
Chobani released the following information:
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.
We've been diligently working with our retail partners and have voluntarily and proactively removed and replaced the majority of potentially affected products with the code 16-012, expiration dates 9/11/2013 - 10/7/ 2013 to ensure our fans are met with only the best experience when enjoying our products.
In order to deliver upon our very rigid quality standards, we ask that if you've purchased products with these code dates to contact our Customer Loyalty Team directly at http://chobani.com/who-we-are/contact so we can coordinate replacements.
These photos are from a Chobani yogurt that was purchased at the west-side Albertons in Great Falls this week.