The number one selling Greek yogurt company has issued a recall on a number of its products throughout the U.S.
In an interview, Chobani CEO Hamid Ulukaya said it was the company’s decision to move to a recall, not the FDA’s. He said the problem was caused by a type of mold that is commonly found in dairy environments. The issue has been “totally fixed,” he said, noting that the mold became a problem because Chobani is completely natural and doesn’t use preservatives in its products. He issued a statement on the company’s website stating, ” I’m sorry we let you down.”
Before the official recall was issued, the company had retailers remove cups from shelves after consumer complaints of the taste and the “swelling and bloating” of the containers. One customer said her yogurt was “unnervingly fizzy” and another said it tasted like “wine.”
Chobani acknowledged that the affected products came from its Idaho facility and only affected five percent of their total production.
The affected products include a number of different size containers and are marked with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7.
- Chobani 6 ounce cups
- Chobani 16 ounce tubs
- Chobani 32 ounce tubs
- Chobani 3.5 ounce cups
- Chobani Bite 3.5 ounce cups
- Chobani Flip 5.3 ounce containers
- Chobani Champions 3.5 ounce cups
- Chobani Champions 2.25 ounce tubes