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Feeling Ill? FDA Issues Chobani Greek Yogurt Recall, Reports of Cups Swelling and Consumer Illness

Yogurt - it's full of probiotics, it's soothing to the stomach, and it is conveniently packaged for on-the-go consumption. So it can be a real detriment to one's morning routine to find breakfast has morphed into an alien life form and is attempting to escape from its packaging and commandeer the fridge.

After receiving complaints of distended packaging and reports of illness, the FDA has issued a recall of everyone's favorite strained dairy treat, Chobani Greek Yogurt. The recall affects consumers nationwide and includes several incarnations of the Chobani brand.

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According the the report on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's site:

The company has ceased the distribution of the product due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness as the company continues its investigation to identify the root cause.

The potentially affected product was distributed nationwide from its Twin Falls, Idaho facility and was delivered to consumers through retail and club stores.

Fellow yogurt eaters, that made us feel queasy too. But it could be psychosomatic at this point. Here's how you know for sure.

The recalled products can be identified by the Best By Date Codes of "Sep 11 -13"

to "Oct 07-13" or by the IMS (Interstate Milk Shipping) code 16-012.

Affected products include:

Chobani 6 oz. cups - all flavors

Chobani 16 oz. tubs - all flavors

Chobani 32 oz. tubs - all flavors

Chobani 3.5 oz. cups - all flavors

Chobani Bite™ 3.5 oz. cups - all flavors

Chobani Flip™ 5.3 oz. containers - all flavors

Chobani Champions® cups 3.5 oz. - all flavors

Chobani Champions® tubes 2.25 oz., 8, 16 and 36 count - all flavors

If you find any of these among those in your fridge -- or worse, in your garbage can -- contact Chobani's Customer Loyalty Team -- which will no doubt be working extra hard right now -- at chobani.com/care or call us at 877-847-6181 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.

Sigh and ew.

You can contact Rebecca Dittmar, Arts & Culture Editor, at [email protected].



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