The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received 89 complaints of illness after people consumed Chobani brand yogurt.
Those affected complained of nausea and cramps after eating the yogurt, FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told Twin Falls, Id.'s Times-News. However, none of the cases have been definitively tied to the popular yogurt brand, based in Twin Falls.
Last week, the yogurt company issued a voluntary recall of several varieties of its Greek yogurt with expiration dates of Sept. 11-13 and Oct. 7-13, according to the FDA.
The yogurt was shipped to grocery stores nationwide, but was recalled “due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness.”
“We recently identified mold in a limited amount of product that came from our Idaho facility,” Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya said in a statement on the company’s website. “While this type of mold is common in the dairy environment, particularly when using only natural ingredients that are absent of artificial preservatives, it's still unacceptable to me and all of our yogurt makers.”
People who purchased the yogurt are encouraged to dispose of it properly and contact Chobani for replacements or refunds.
Other Recent Food Recalls
On the same day as the Chobani recall, Cains Foods recalled their 16 oz. Olde Cape Cod Chipotle Ranch salad dressing.
While there was nothing wrong with the product, the label did not disclose that it contained eggs and dairy, which may be hazardous to people allergic to those foods. The bottles were accidentally shipped with back labels for the brand’s Light Raspberry Vinaigrette & Marinade.
Also last week, General Mills recalled some of its refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing because they “may contain fragments from a broken piece of plastic on the production line,” according to the FDA. The “best used by” dates for the cinnamon rolls include Oct. 18, 26 and 30-31.
For a full list of all food recalls, see the FDA website.