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Chobani Yogurt Lawsuit

Chobani Yogurt Lawsuit

Chobani is recalling 91 types of Greek yogurt due to a mold issue. The Chobani yogurt recall began in August, after the company received numerous complaints about yogurt cups that were bloated, swollen, foul-smelling, sour, “unnervingly fizzy,” or tasted like “wine.” Some customers have reported illnesses after eating the product.

What You Can Do & How a Chobani Yogurt Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Chobani yogurt induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Chobani Greek yogurt, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Recalled Chobani Yogurt Linked to 300 Illnesses, Posed Health Risks to All Consumers

July 8, 2014 — Mold found in Chobani Greek yogurt that was recalled last year poses health risks for all consumers who ate it, not just individuals with weak immune systems, according to a study published in mBio by the American Society for Microbiology. Over 300 people reported symptoms including nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, in some cases lasting days. Click here to read more.

September 17, 2013 — An inspection of the Chobani facility in Twin Falls has yielded no warnings from the FDA. At least 223 have reported symptoms of food poisoning. Click here to read more.

September 12, 2013 — Chobani yogurt class action lawsuit filed. Click here to read more.

September 9, 2013 — FDA has received 89 reports of illnesses linked to recalled yogurt. Click here to read more.

September 6, 2013 — Chobani has identified the type of mold as Mucor circinelloides. It does not cause food poisoning like E. coli or salmonella, but can cause infections under some circumstances. It is found on industrial stirred-tank fermenters, which are commonly used to make yogurt, cheese, and dairy products. Click here to read more.

Chobani Yogurt Recall Information

Chobani is a five-year old that has become a billion-dollar supplier of Greek yogurt in the United States, Australia, the U.K., and other countries.

In August, Chobani asked retailers to remove 91 types of Greek yogurt products from store shelves. On September 5, Chobani issued an official recall for yogurt manufactured at a facility in Twin, Falls, Idaho. According to a statement:

“This type of mold is common in the dairy environment, particularly when using only natural ingredients that are absent of artificial preservatives … Over the past few days, with the help of our retail partners, we proactively withdrew product from store shelves.”

The affected products were distributed throughout the United States and sold at stores including Walgreens, Target, Safeway, Costco, and other major supermarkets. The products are marked with best-by dates between September 11 and October 7 and the code: 16-012. The recall involves all flavors of yogurt in all fat contents (1%, 1.5%, 2%) and sizes (2.25 oz., 3.5 oz., 5.3 oz., 6 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz.).

Chobani Warning on Facebook Before FDA Recall

Problems with Chobani yogurt were publicly announced on the Chobani Facebook Page on August 31, nearly a week before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an official Chobani yogurt recall on September 5.

The Facebook page has since become a forum for hundreds of customer complaints and criticism for failing to issue a recall in a timely manner. For days, Chobani has personally apologized to customers, while insisting “we have not issued a recall” and declining to name the organism identified in the recall.

According to a statement Chobani issued to Dairy Reporter, the problem is “an issue of quality, not food safety” and the company’s action is a “voluntary withdrawal” and not a recall.

What Should I Do?

  • If you or your family got sick from Chobani yogurt, contact our food poisoning lawyers immediately. There are steps you must take to preserve evidence in your claim, so do not throw away the yogurt. You could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, time off work, out-of-pocket expenses, and more.
  • If you did not get sick, throw away the product and contact Chobani.  They are offering customers refunds and replacements. You need to visit http://chobani.com/who-we-are/contact/ and contact the Customer Loyalty Team.

Do I have a Chobani Yogurt Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Chobani yogurt induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Chobani Greek yogurt, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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