What does a food manufacturer’s nightmare look like? For popular Greek yogurt company Chobani, the answer is tweets like this: "Hey @Chobani my vanilla yogurts are fizzy and taste like wine is this bad????"
Along with complaints of swelling yogurt containers and descriptions of the normally thick and generally non-effervescent product as "yogurt soup" and "unnervingly fizzy," the company has decided to pull affected products from supermarket shelves.
“There is nothing more important to us than the quality of our products. We're currently in the process of voluntarily removing some from shelves that simply weren't up to snuff,” Chobani wrote on the company Facebook page. The company is known for using high-quality, all-natural ingredients.
Not a formal recall – call it a precall? – the voluntary effort is aimed at removing containers with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7. The culprit? A pesky dairy mold.
“Our thorough investigation has identified a type of mold commonly found in the dairy environment. The product in question is less than 5% of our production and is limited to cups produced at our Idaho facility, which accounts for only one third of our production capacity,” notes the company’s website.
Chobani was founded in 2005 and has grown rapidly in the Greek yogurt market, a market that has notably surged in popularity, as you can see in the video below:
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