Why The FDA Encouraged Chobani Greek Yogurt To Take their Products Off Store Shelves Quickly


chobaniIf your day starts with or part of your lunch is some Greek yogurt, them you need to know about the latest recall of  Chobani Greek yogurt. The company is reported to have voluntarily recalled some of their products because they were making their customers sick.

The reported symptoms of eating the contaminated products are not alarmingly serious but the company is working with the FDA to make sure that the number of people affected does not increase. The affected products have been narrowed down to those manufactured in Twin Falls, Idaho.

According to dailymail.co.uk,

At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, Idaho, the FDA has revealed – a week after the company announced a recall of containers.

Symptoms have been described by consumers as nausea and cramps, Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman told The Times-News yesterday.

No link has been confirmed between the illnesses and the yogurt. However, Ward says the FDA is working with Chobani to hasten its voluntary recall.

Chobani last week told grocery stores to destroy 35 varieties of yogurt reported to have been contaminated by a mold associated with dairy products.

Chobani spokeswoman Amy Juaristi said last Thursday that 95 per cent of the tainted product had been destroyed.

The affected yogurt cups have the code 16-012 and expiration dates between Sept. 11 and Oct. 7.

Health officials have said the yogurt is not a public health threat, but the company said last week the ‘mold can act as an opportunistic pathogen for those with compromised immune systems.’

Juaristi told the newspaper on Monday that they had identified the source of the issue at the Twin Falls plant and had taken steps to prevent it from happening again.

The company has not said what caused the outbreak or how it would prevent a reoccurrence.

The company said it has investigated and found a type of mold commonly found in dairy that may be to blame.

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