Chobani pulls some yogurt after reports of â??swellingâ?? cups
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:50:09 GMT — Chobani is pulling some of its yogurt from grocery store shelves over concerns about potential mold. The recall comes after the company received reports of "swelling or bloating" in yogurt cups. The company is looking into a type of mold that may be to blame. "Our thorough investigation has identified a type of mold commonly found in the dairy environment," Chobani said in a statement on its website. "The product in question is less than 5% of our production and is limited to cups produced at our Idaho facility, which accounts for only one third of our production capacity." The affected cups have expiration dates of September 11 to October 7 with the code 16-012, which Chobani is working to remove from store shelves and replace. Wegmans spokesperson Evelyn Carter says the grocery store gets 95% of their Chobani yogurt from the New York plant, not the Idaho plant where the affected yogurt came from. Carter says they had to remove "very little" product from the storesâ?? shelves. She says customers can bring the product in for a refund or exchange. Customers who purchased cups with the affected code and dates can also contact Chobani to get replacements - firstname.lastname@example.org. Chobani is based in New Berlin, NY and will be the official yogurt served to children across the state this fall in a pilot program offering healthier options to students. Greek yogurt has higher protein content than regular yogurt.
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