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Chobani Yogurt Recall

Posted by on Sep. 5, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-chobani-greek-yogurt-recall-20130905,0,6046550.story

Chobani recalls moldy Greek yogurt; CEO apologizes



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Chobani, the biggest Greek yogurt maker in the U.S., has recalled some yogurt cups that contained mold after an unspecified number of people reported feeling ill, the company said Thursday.

According to the company, a small batch of yogurt from an Idaho facility -- less than 5% of its production -- was found to contain mold.

The recall, announced Thursday, began as a "voluntary withdrawal" Saturday after consumers had complained on social media about the unusual consistency and taste of the yogurt.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said this week it was investigating Chobani's handling of the problem and was working with the Greek yogurt maker to facilitate the removal of the affected products.

The recalled yogurt cups are coded "16-012" and have "best-by" dates of between Sept. 11 and Oct. 7, the company said. 

"We won’t sugarcoat it," a company statement posted online Thursday said. "This type of mold is not pleasant. While unlikely to have ill health effects upon consumption, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our consumers, and we are taking all of the necessary steps to uphold our very rigid quality standards."

Chobani's chief executive, Hamdi Ulukaya, posted a statement to the company's website apologizing for the mold problem.

"I'm sorry we let you down," the statement began.

Ulukaya said the type of mold that was found in the yogurt is commonly found in dairy environments.

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snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM

HA!  I just ate a peach/pistachio Chobani!

Arroree
by Ruby Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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As for this comment  "While unlikely to have ill health effects upon consumption," it's BS. After eating one of the now recalled yogurts my 5yr old has spent the last almost full week throwing up every night, bad stomach pain and diareah so bad he cried. He had to be seen by 2 doctors and a GI specialist and is now on antibiotics for a GI bacterial infection this caused.

Comments left by other customers who ate this batch of yogurts show that this is the common reaction to it. Many complaints of severe stomach pain, vomitting, diareah and the need for antibiotics.  The company will be lucky if they don't end up facing multiple lawsuits over this.

SyllabaryBisque
by Bronze Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 5:33 PM
Ewwww...
AlekD
by Gold Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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For once my hatred of yogurt pays off.

AlekD
by Gold Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 5:55 PM

So sorry your little one is sick :( Poor little guy.

Quoting Arroree:

As for this comment  "While unlikely to have ill health effects upon consumption," it's BS. After eating one of the now recalled yogurts my 5yr old has spent the last almost full week throwing up every night, bad stomach pain and diareah so bad he cried. He had to be seen by 2 doctors and a GI specialist and is now on antibiotics for a GI bacterial infection this caused.

Comments left by other customers who ate this batch of yogurts show that this is the common reaction to it. Many complaints of severe stomach pain, vomitting, diareah and the need for antibiotics.  The company will be lucky if they don't end up facing multiple lawsuits over this.


                      

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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Sep. 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Mold. Yum. 

v2011
by Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I got like two of those last week alone.  I opened them and they were all fizzy.  I tossed it out.  Anything that fizzes without carbination can't be good. 

vegepunkstr
by Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 6:22 PM

I have been sick today with some bad stomach pains and now I am wondering if the yogurt caused it because I eat it almost everyday.



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coronado25
by Silver Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM
Must have had some bad bacteria growing along with the mold to make your son so ill.
Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Sep. 5, 2013 at 6:31 PM
It's yogurt. Mold isn't that uncommon. I'm glad they are recalling it if people are getting that sick...
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