Last week's voluntary Chobani recall caused QUITE the stir. Like so many other of my friends and coworkers, I tossed a few recently purchased cups with the code 16-012 and expiration dates between September 11 and October 7, 2013. I even opened one up and saw some of the "swelling" and "fizzing" that consumers were complaining about on the official Chobani Facebook page.
Chobani has identified the mold that caused these issues as Mucor circinelloides, which commonly affects fruits and vegetables. On a conference call arranged by the company, Cornell University professor Randy Worobo said that the mold should "not pose a health risk to most consumers." They've also declared that as of now, 95 percent of the affected products have been pulled.
Hmmm, most consumers, eh? Well, this is what I know: Just because the mold is "safe" and shouldn't "pose a health risk," that doesn't mean I'll stop listening to all the customer complaints of stomach pain and nausea.