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Research Finds Recalled Chobani Yogurt Contained Fungal Pathogen

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Last fall, Chobani recalled a number of its yogurts for mold contamination that caused packages to bloat and sour before their expiration date. More than 200 people reported becoming ill with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after eating the yogurt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified Mucor circinelloides as the contaminant, but it was initially… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Phasing Out Chobani Yogurt

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Whole Foods Market, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it plans to phase out Chobani Greek Yogurt from its stores early next year to focus on organic and non-GMO products. “As the national demand for Greek yogurt has grown, the number of conventional Greek yogurt options has multiplied,” the Austin, TX-based grocery firm said in a… Continue Reading

Consumers Blame Chobani Yogurt for Illnesses; Evidence Lacking

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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

NSF Lists 5 “Germiest” Items in the Kitchen

Refrigerator's meat and vegetable compartments top the list

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When people think of where germs lurk in the kitchen, the blender and can opener are not likely to be the first two places that come to mind. But these two cooking tools, along with the meat and vegetable trays in the refrigerator and rubber spatulas, top the list of the “germiest” items in the… Continue Reading

FDA Warns School Lunch Supplier For Moldy Applesauce

Snokist Growers, which provides processed fruit products to the National School Lunch Program and baby food makers, is under fire for repackaging applesauce containing potentially dangerous mold. Last week, Food and Drug Administration officials released a warning letter issued to the Yakima, Washington company that outlined significant violations. The FDA cited Snokist for reprocessing moldy… Continue Reading

Strange Odor and Mold Prompt Donut Recall

Customers in some states complained of an unpleasant odor and illness, so Entenmann’s-brand bagged Pop’Ems donuts and Bimbo-brand 8-pack Donitas donuts have been recalled. Bimbo Bakeries USA announced the recall Wednesday in a news release, saying that both products were made in the same facility.  ”While the potential for serious health problems is low, some… Continue Reading