Popular Yogurt Pulled From Shelves: What You Need to Know

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Chobani recallHow do you like your Greek yogurt? Maybe with some fresh berries and a little granola? I know how you don't like it: "fizzing." I'm also sure you don't want it to taste "really old" or look as though it's "swelling or bloating" in the cup. Greek yogurt honcho Chobani is in the process of pulling some of its products from supermarket shelves after customers recently complained of all of those above issues. According to the company, a type of mold commonly found in dairy may be to blame.

Is it a complete Chobani recall? No, not quite. The effort is voluntary and preventive, and they are not issuing a formal recall.

Regardless, I know you don't wanna be eating bad yogurt, right? So -- here's everything you need to know about Chobani's yogurt fiasco:

Cups with the code 16-012 and expiration dates between September 11, 2013 and October 7, 2013 are affected. The company isn't revealing what states these items went to or which products are affected, only that the bad batch was made in its Idaho facility and represents less than 5 percent of its total population.

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Sounds minuscule, right? Sure. But still, fans of Chobani's Facebook page are complaining of ailments stemming from the bad batch. One user says her 15-month-old daughter has been consuming Chobani Champion tubes that had that code, and now she has a horrible rash and a few other problems. Another fan revealed she's had stomach pains for three weeks as well as cramps, nausea, and bloating.

I understand that Chobani is doing the best they can to avoid mass hysteria over the quasi-recalled products. However, I think it's the consumer's right to have a little more information about what could happen after ingesting the tainted products and exactly which products were tainted. Customers who have purchased yogurts with the affected codes are encouraged to contact Chobani's customer service team at care@chobani.com to get replacement products.

Are you going to double-check your yogurts?


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nonmember avatar ida finn

i have never eaten choboni..fr principle of hype..but I have always checked my dairy as the are prone to going bad due to the fact that they go from manufactuer to distributer,,to store..to home..how do you know they wre kept at right temp

Debbie Markiewicz

Opened my Lime last night, bought them the day prior, all of the above was noticed, I tossed it. Woke up to read this! I will be returning ALL 8 Key Lime for a refund. They were fizzing, popping their lids and burned when I tasted one. I am in Wisconsin.

nonmember avatar Misfitmom

My husband makes smoothies with chobani and threw his smoothie out because it tasted so bad. He did that days before I read this article. It was a 32 oz vanilla tub from a Walmart in Wisconsin.

Marc Forschino

Bad yogurt in CT bought at stop and shop glastonbury ct

nonmember avatar Nancy

Just checked my Chobani yogurt. Not from the bad batch. Still a Chobani fan.

nonmember avatar hbmom

Got some also...purchased at Costco in Huntington Beach, CA.

Debra Cardinal

I had four of these in my fridge and within a week , the lids bubbled out , there was yogurt spilling out with a foul smell and a taste that was so rancid that they were all non-edible, buyers beware.

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