The FDA has received 89 reports of illness associated with recalled lots of Chobani yogurt. On September 5, 2013, Chobani Inc., recalled multiple lots of its yogurt products with “Best By” dates of September 11-13 and October 7-13 citing possible mold contamination of the products shipped from its Idaho facility. The FDA has a full list of the recalled products available online.
According to the Chobani website, the mold in question was identified as mucor circinelloides, which it states is commonly found in dairy environments. At least one expert has noted that this particular mold should not pose a health risk to most consumers. However, it can act as an opportunistic pathogen for people with compromised immune systems. The FDA has stated that it will continue to investigate these claims and work with Chobani to hasten the recall.
If you or someone you care about has eaten Chobani yogurt from one of the recalled lots and became seriously ill, contact us. Our product liability attorneys have litigated numerous claims for seriously injured people against large corporations and can advise you of your legal rights and options.