Department Alerts Consumers to Chobani Greek Yogurt Recall
HARTFORD, September 5, 2013 - Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling its Greek Yogurt products with "best by" dates ranging between September 11 and October 13, the Department of Consumer Protection reported today. According to information on the Food and Drug Administration website, Chobani has stopped distribution of the product due to reports of product bloating and swelling, and some claims of illness. The company continues its investigation to identify the root cause.
The potentially affected product was distributed nationwide to retail and club stores, and likely was sold in Connecticut.
The products subject to recall are identified as follows:
Best By Date Codes
Chobani Branded Products
Sep 11 –13 (four digit time stamp)
Oct 07-13 (four digit time stamp)
16-012 (three digit line number)
Chobani 6 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani 16 oz. tubs – all flavors
Chobani 32 oz. tubs – all flavors
Chobani 3.5 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani Bite™ 3.5 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani Flip™ 5.3 oz. containers – all flavors
Chobani Champions® cups 3.5 oz. – all flavors
Chobani Champions® tubes 2.25 oz., 8, 16 and 36 count – all flavors
The Department of Consumer Protection encourages consumers who have purchased the yogurt to return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
Consumers may also contact the company's Customer Loyalty Team at chobani.com/care or call Chobani at 877-847-6181 between 9am and 5pm ET. The company will coordinate replacements or refunds. This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
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