Chobani pulling some yogurt over quality concerns
The Associated Press September 4, 2013 4:42PM
Updated: October 7, 2013 12:37PM
NEW YORK — Chobani is pulling some of its Greek yogurt from supermarket shelves after hearing of “swelling or bloating” in cups.
The company said it has investigated and found a type of mold commonly found in dairy that may be to blame.
Chobani said the affected product came from its Idaho facility and represents less than 5 percent of its total production. The company has been working with retailers to remove and replace containers with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7.
Chobani, which is based in New Berlin, N.Y., did not say how many of its cups or what varieties were affected. The effort was voluntary and it is not issuing a formal recall.
A representative for Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional supermarket operator, said Chobani issued a product withdrawal Friday. “It was not a food safety issue,” Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey said in an email.
Chobani says customers with the affected code dates should contact its customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org to get replacement products.