Many consumers complained that they become ill after eating the yogurt, with many people saying they had nausea and other health issues caused by the Greek yogurt. After the complaints, Chobani originally told grocery stores to stop selling the yogurt in their stores.
Now, Chobani has issued a recall for the Greek yogurt cups after discussing the cases with the Food and Drug Administration. The recalled yogurt cups include 3.5 and 6 ounce cups as well as 16 and 32 ounce tubs. The expiration dates are from Sept. 11 and Oct. 7 and the code is 16-012.
The company said the yogurt affected by the recall was distributed throughout the U.S. so consumers should check to make sure they do not have any recalled yogurt cups. The complete list of recalled yogurt cups can be found online on the FDA website.
Defective products can be very dangerous for consumers, especially when a food product may be unsafe or hazardous to consume. This case is an example of why it is important for companies and the FDA to issue a recall as soon as possible to prevent illnesses and other health issues in people who have bought the product.
Individuals who have become ill after consuming an unsafe food product may be able to pursue a product liability lawsuit against the company responsible for the defective or unsafe product.
Source: News Inferno, “Chobani Recalls Some Greek Yogurt Products,” F.A. Kelley, Sept. 5, 2013