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…

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…

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,…

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…