September 5, 2013 - Chobani Inc. is now recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups after they were found to contain mold, and a number of consumers reported illnesses after eating the product. The company has ceased the distribution of its yogurt cups until an investigation into the source of the contamination can be completed. The law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, are currently accepting potential Chobani Yogurt Recall Lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were severely sickened after eating Chobani Yogurt.
Free Chobani Yogurt Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after eating Chobani Yogurt, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against Chobani Inc. and we can help.
Why Was The Chobani Yogurt Recall Issued?
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Chobani Inc. issued the yogurt recall after numerous reports surfaced of the product ‘bloating and swelling.’ This action comes about a week after the company started asking retailers to pull its Greek yogurt cups off their shelves. Products affected by this recall include:
- 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
These Greek yogurt cups were produced at Chobani’s plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, and are marked with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7. Products affected by this recall represent less than 5% of the company’s total production.
Chobani CEO Hamid Ulukaya said in an interview that it was the company's decision to recall the yogurt cups, not the FDA's. He said the problem was caused by a type of mold that is commonly found in dairy products, and that the issue has been "totally fixed." Ulukaya noted that the mold became a problem because Chobani doesn't use preservatives in its yogurt. It is still unclear exactly how many illnesses were caused by the contaminated yogurt, but Ulukaya stated that he does not expect it to be in the hundreds or thousands.
Mold Illness Overview
Molds are a type of fungi that thrive in warm, damp, and humid conditions. Some of the most common types of mold include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus. Signs and symptoms of mold exposure may include:
- nasal stuffiness
- eye irritation
- skin irritation
- shortness of breath
- upper respiratory tract symptoms
Treating mold illness begins with recognizing what is wrong with your body and developing a plan to defeat the harmful effects of the fungi. You may have been to a doctor and / or specialist who have told you that your tests are normal, and they probably are, but if they have not checked for abnormalities in inflammatory markers in your body, you have not been properly tested. Many mold illnesses have strong genetic roots, and the symptoms patients suffer will not go away without medical treatment.
Do I Have a Chobani Yogurt Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Chobani Yogurt Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Chobani Yogurt food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Chobani Yogurt Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after eating Chobani Yogurt, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Chobani Yogurt Recall lawsuit and we can help.