UPDATE: The FDA is reviewing Chobani's voluntary recall.
- Chobani Greek yogurt in containers coded 16-012 and the expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7 is being pulled from supermarket shelves due to "swelling or bloating" in cups.
- A common dairy mold is being pegged as a potential cause, and customer complaints on Twitter described the cups as being "unnervingly fizzy," like "yogurt soup," and tasting "really old" or like "wine."
- Chobani didn't reveal how many cups or what varieties were affected, issuing only a voluntary recall and asking that customers with the affected cups contact [email protected] for replacements.
The New Berlin, N.Y., yogurt producer has grown rapidly in popularity since its launch in 2005, but this voluntary withdrawal is the latest in a recent string of unfortunate publicity. The company last week announced that it would remove hemp seeds from its Blueberry Power Flip Greek yogurt after the U.S. Air Force banned the product over the ingredient, and it was also faced with a July petition demanding it halt its use of the words "real" and "natural" to describe its products due to its alleged use of milk from GMO-fed cows.