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Chobani Voluntarily Recalling Yogurt Products

RECALLTWIN FALLS, Idaho (WGGB/AP) — Yogurt maker Chobani is voluntarily recalling some products from store shelves.

Chobani says that an investigation has found a particular mold, that is “commonly found in the dairy environment,” is causing some packaging to bloat or swell, as the yogurt having a bad taste.

Chobani spokeswoman Amy Juaristi said the recalled products have the code 16-012 and expiration dates from Sept. 11 to Oct. 7.

The company adds that the recall affects less than five percent of their production, and was produced in their Idaho facility.

A Costco representative said their company received reports from retailers about tainted product two or three weeks ago.

Craig Wilson is vice president of quality assurance for Costco Wholesale Corp. He told The Times-News that Costco pulled Chobani yogurt manufactured in Idaho from its shelves in the San Francisco Bay area and the Northwest region weeks ago and is only accepting yogurt from the company’s East Coast plant.

Customers that might have purchased some of the impacted product is asked to contact Chobani to arrange for a replacement.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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