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FDA: Idaho Knew About Chobani Mold Problem Before 2013 Recall

A federal report obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indicates that the Idaho Department of Agriculture knew about that moldy Chobani yogurt two months before it was recalled. The state denies the claim found in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report by the Twin Falls Times-News, the daily newspaper located near the… Continue Reading

Idaho Governor Signs ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill into Law

On Friday, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed into law a controversial bill to protect animal production facilities from outside interference. The law took effect with the governor’s signature. Otter signed Senate Bill 1337 just after Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya broke with the rest of the $2.4-billion Idaho dairy industry by asking the governor… Continue Reading

Record Investments in Food and Dairy Projects Has Idaho Senate Thinking About Better Security

Southern Idaho is a land of prosperous farms and recent record investments totaling $800 million from world-class food manufacturers promising 5,000 more jobs to this sparsely populated area. But Republican State Sen. Jim Patrick, whose Twin Falls district is ground zero for both new investments and expansions in the region, is feeling insecure. Patrick and… Continue Reading

Consumers Blame Chobani Yogurt for Illnesses; Evidence Lacking

At least 89 people have complained of illness to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following the market withdrawal and eventual recall of Chobani yogurt due to a mold that caused cups to bloat and sour before their expiration date. The complainants reported becoming ill after eating the recalled yogurt. Some have called or written… Continue Reading

Chobani Recalls Yogurt Cups Affected by Mold

Chobani is recalling a portion of its Greek-style yogurt cups affected by a common mold. For more than a week, Chobani customers have complained of bloated cups and foul-smelling or off-tasting yogurt, which Chobani blamed on “isolated quality concerns.” Although the company originally began a voluntary withdrawal of the affected products, some claims of illness prompted… Continue Reading

Chobani says Yogurt Problems Caused by Common Mold

The cause of a problem with Chobani Greek-style yogurt cups first reported over Labor Day weekend appears to be a type of mold “commonly found in the dairy environment,” according to a spokeswoman for the yogurt company. The affected products bear the code “16-012” on their foil covers and have expiration dates between Sept. 11,… Continue Reading

Chobani Pulls Yogurt Cups, Says No Recall

UPDATE (9/3, 10:00 Pacific): Chobani has told Food Safety News that the affected product bears the code 16-012, with expiration dates ranging from 9/11/2013 to 10/7/2013. The article has been updated to reflect this information. Greek-style yogurt maker Chobani has reportedly asked various grocery retailers in the U.S. to pull its yogurt cups from shelves… Continue Reading