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Yogurt Recalled over incomplete pasteurization

JRZ Dairy, Inc., Selinsgrove, PA Recalls Whole Milk Yogurt and Low Fat Yogurt Because of a Possible Health Risk Due To Incomplete Pasteurization. Inadequate pasteurization may allow for the survival of pathogens, which may cause serious or fatal infections after consumption. No illnesses have been reported to date. Yogurt products were distributed to retail stores… Continue Reading

Chobani, Dannon at Odds Over Yogurt Sweeteners

Stevia leaf extract and sucralose are both safe as far as the federal government is concerned, but two yogurt giants are at odds about the zero-calorie sweeteners and the dispute has oozed into the federal court system. It only took two days for Chobani LLC and the Dannon Co. to reach the litigation level in… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Misbranding, Inadequate HACCP Plans, Excessive Drug Residues

The latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include a dairy company cited for inaccurate nutritional claims, two seafood processors for inadequate HACCP plans, and three cattle producers for excessive drug treatments. FDA found that Minerva Dairy in Minerva, OH, misbranded its Greek yogurt butter product labels by including inaccurate nutrient… 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