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Chobani Recall Makes Customers Angry, Company Denies Safety Risk [Video]

A Chobani recall isn’t officially being deemed a recall, but cups of the popular Greek yogurt have been pulled from store shelves amid reports of illness, mold, and potential contamination.

It’s estimated that the Chobani recall affects five percent of product on store shelves, and customers are not happy as they comment on a recent Facebook post by the yogurt maker, embedded below.

It seems the Chobani recall has become a bit sticky for the company — as the brand steadfastly refuses to use the specific word recall when describing the issues reported nationwide with their yogurt, and customers allege the company didn’t act quickly enough to ensure poor quality product was removed from circulation.

One Facebook user complains about compromised Chobani, commenting:

“Today my husband informed me that a Chobani Strawberry yogurt had exploded in our refrigerator, which he found strange. I had noticed of lately that some of the flavors (i.e. raspberry) [were] very runny and peach overly thick and lumpy. A few days ago I woke up very sick to my stomach, which has still not completely dissipated. We, as consumers deserve an explanation. My refrigerator is stocked with Chobani with a date code of October. A recall is in order.”

Facebook Chobani fans say some earlier comments before the Chobani recall were deleted by the brand amid increasing reports of illness and inedible yogurt across the country.

Chobani Facebook fans are being directed to email the company when voicing concerns about compromised product.

A blog post published several days ago is prefaced on the brand’s Facebook by a statement that the Chobani recall is not a recall, simply the brand being “currently in the process of voluntarily removing some from shelves that simply weren’t up to snuff,” despite reports of illness and chunky, “fizzy” yogurt still marked with October expiry dates.

The first statement in the click-through link read in part:

“Here at Chobani, nothing is more important to us than the quality of our products and the safety and satisfaction of our customers. Recently, we heard quality concerns surrounding certain cups, which were experiencing swelling or bloating.”

A few days later, Chobani added:

“Our thorough investigation has identified a type of mold commonly found in the dairy environment. 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.”

At least one Facebook commenter claims her small children were sickened by Chobani product affected by the issue.

The Chobani recall statement can be found on the brand’s website.

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10 Responses to “Chobani Recall Makes Customers Angry, Company Denies Safety Risk [Video]”

  1. Robin Antjoesmom

    the last chobanis I bought, blueberry, had the consistency of tofu around the edges..that scared me..trashed em all and wont buy again.

  2. Mick Di Salle

    "Expiry" dates? Are we making up the English language now? Seriously. We're in dire need of editors in this country, or we're doomed to a resurgence in illiteracy.

  3. Arlene Troum

    Chobani yogurt is the WORST yogurt. It is NOT "real" or "natural". They use milk from cows that are fed with genetically modified feed. They need to discontinue this nasty yogurt.

  4. Michael Leycegui

    There is no harm in eating these bad Chobanis, other than the funky taste. My evidence? I ate one and half of these on consective days last week. They Chobanis in question were purchased at the Raplh's on 3rd and Vermont in LA. I bought 10 for 10. 2 of the ten I purchased seemed to afflicted. One was Pomegranite and the other was Mango. The lids on both were bubbled out, which I now realize was from the mold off-gassing. The pomegranite tasted musty and very acidic (like champagne almost) but I could take it down, it was not past the expiration date and yogurt is inherantly spoiled (its sour milk) so I choked it down. The mango I could only manage half the container and threw the rest away. My analysis: I will continue to eat Chobani. I'm about to get down on some pineapple right now. If you are one those people outraged by a cup of funky yogurt, please never turn on the news because your head will explode when you find out that a dictator in Syria killed a bunch of his own people including children with nerve gas in violation of international law and basic human morality.

  5. Michael Leycegui

    UPDATE: Pineapple Chobani was succesfully consumed and found to be delicious.