Chobani has now issued an official recall of certain cups of its Greek yogurt because of mold contamination.
The yogurt company has been criticized heavily over the past few weeks due to yogurt containers that were bulging, leaking, fizzing, and “chunking” before the expiration date had actually passed.
Most importantly, consumers have been outraged by the lack of care the company seemed to have been showing concerning their question and concerns.
The Inquisitr reported earlier that customers accused the brand of not only mishandling the issue, but exposing buyers to illness and deleting comments from Facebook indicating others should be careful.
Customers also complained that Chobani website wasn’t working, causing customers to become upset because they couldn’t reach customer service and couldn’t review the voluntary recall information.
After all these complaints, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to step in on Wednesday in hopes of getting to the bottom of the situation.
On Thursday, the FDA officially posted a recall notice stating that recalled items have the “Best By Dates” of Sep 11-13 and Oct 07-13 and also included the IMS Number 16-012..
The following chart was posted along with the official FDA recall notice:
NBC News reported that officials with the Twin Falls, Idaho, firm did not identify the type of mold detected in the products, only saying that it is a kind typically found in a dairy environment.
“The recall includes all flavors Chobani of 3.5-ounce and 6-ounce cups and 16-ounce and 32-ounce tubs. It also includes all flavors of Chobani Bite and Chobani Champions 3.5-ounce cups, all flavors of Chobani Flip 5.3-ounce containers and all flavors of Chobani Champions 2.25-ounce tubes in eight, 16 and 36 count packages.”
A more complete list of the recalled items can be found on the FDA recall notice.
Consumers who bought the products listed in the Chobani recall are being told to discard them and contact the company to coordinate replacements or refunds at www.chobani.com/care or by calling 877-847-6181.