Chobani Yogurt - health issues

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    Sep 05, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    There's a bad batch that went out. If you eat these regularly you might want to check this out.

    http://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/160633/popular_yogurt_pulled_from_shelves?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=natural_fanpage
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    Sep 05, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
    I actually had one of these in my fridge. It was marked 16-012 and expires Sept 27. Before I even opened it, it felt like the package was going to explode (excess air in it). It was super runny inside... more than usual.
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    Sep 05, 2013 9:43 PM GMT
    They are Super disgusting to me anyways...
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    I just had a pineapple one after my swim. Got five left.

    Dates Sept 10 Oct 15 & 21

    Are codes next to the date?

    mine are all L11 or L12 and then 36 8216.

    So I think mine are good.

    Thanx for the heads up anyway.

    To the non yogurt person. I didn't like it at first either, too sour. But I knew it was good for me so for years I made my protein shakes with yogurt and extra fruit like a banana or whatever was in the house to sweeten it up. And now I like it out of the cup.
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    theantijock said?..
    Got five left.

    Dates Sept 10 Oct 15 & 21

    Are codes next to the date?

    mine are all L11 or L12 and then 36 8216.

    So I think mine are good.

    Thanx for the heads up anyway.

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    Never knew you were from FL as well. My Chobanis have te same codes. And pineapple is my favorite.
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    bhp91126 said
    theantijock said?..
    Got five left.

    Dates Sept 10 Oct 15 & 21

    Are codes next to the date?

    mine are all L11 or L12 and then 36 8216.

    So I think mine are good.

    Thanx for the heads up anyway.

    ...

    Never knew you were from FL as well. My Chobanis have te same codes. And pineapple is my favorite.


    Oh noooos, my yogurt has revealed my secret location. Now I'm going to have to call my government contact to relocate me. And just when I got my garden going. Damn it.
  • KepaArg

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    Sep 06, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    The passion fruit one is my favorite. icon_smile.gif
  • Manarii2281

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    Sep 06, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    I ate a couple of the plain chobanis about 3 days ago and I swear I did not feel well after. I was not horribly ill, but it was like I was coming down with something. When I opened it, not much seemed odd, partly because since things come over by goat to here, we are used to them being older I guess. i dunno,lol. I read about this the other day, and oddly enough, the Chobani's are nowhere to be seen at Foodland Ala Moana, but I did spot one at 7-11 last night, was tempted to tell the clerk, but she probably would not have cared (didn't notice which date it had).
  • LJay

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    Sep 06, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    It can happen anywhere in the food business.

    Chobani is normally really good, but expensive. Learn to make it yourself and you have a better chance of avoiding such problems and saving some money.
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    Sep 06, 2013 1:53 AM GMT
    It's easy to make Greek yogurt. The hard part is finding a yogurt that doesn't have gelatin in it; if it does it never drains. Pectin is ok. I chronicled my experiments on wordpress; this is sorting them newest first so you need to go to the bottom and keep clicking on Older Entries.

    I'm too lazy to make the yogurt so I use store bought yogurt.

    http://lumpynose.wordpress.com/category/greek-yogurt/
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    Sep 06, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    Manarii2281 saidI ate a couple of the plain chobanis about 3 days ago and I swear I did not feel well after. I was not horribly ill, but it was like I was coming down with something. When I opened it, not much seemed odd, partly because since things come over by goat to here, we are used to them being older I guess. i dunno,lol. I read about this the other day, and oddly enough, the Chobani's are nowhere to be seen at Foodland Ala Moana, but I did spot one at 7-11 last night, was tempted to tell the clerk, but she probably would not have cared (didn't notice which date it had).


    I've heard of the famous Hawaiian swimming goats, of course, but I had no idea they transported yogurt across the Pacific.

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    Sep 06, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    theantijock saidI just had a pineapple one after my swim. Got five left.

    Dates Sept 10 Oct 15 & 21

    Are codes next to the date?

    mine are all L11 or L12 and then 36 8216.

    So I think mine are good.

    Thanx for the heads up anyway.

    To the non yogurt person. I didn't like it at first either, too sour. But I knew it was good for me so for years I made my protein shakes with yogurt and extra fruit like a banana or whatever was in the house to sweeten it up. And now I like it out of the cup.


    My bad one had the code "16-012" near the date, and it fell in the date range. The obvious signs were the cup felt extremely bloated (as if someone shot a ton of air and sealed the cup). I swear it wasn't like that when I bought it though. The yogurt must have transformed and took up more volume, guessing but the water it created. Inside it was extremely watery.
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    Sep 06, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidMy bad one had the code "16-012" near the date, and it fell in the date range. The obvious signs were the cup felt extremely bloated (as if someone shot a ton of air and sealed the cup). I swear it wasn't like that when I bought it though. The yogurt must have transformed and took up more volume, guessing but the water it created. Inside it was extremely watery.


    Oh wow, so you had one. Good thing you caught it. Probably would have just ruined your night but best to avoid.

    I'd throw them into the freezer and then take them back to the store on your next trip for a refund.

    I've never had a problem with this yogurt. I do notice the separation of liquid sometimes. At first I was pouring that out--I don't know why--but now I just mix it back.
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    I just mix it (it's normally not a whole lot). I'm sure I ate some of the bad batch, because I bought like 10 of them at a time. I did notice the Blueberry was a little odd though (lot of little flaky chunks). This was the only one that had the weird expanding packaging and massive water though. Perhaps they just spoiled faster.

    Though I have been sick for the past week haha, but it's just cold symptoms. Not something you'd figure was from food poisoning.
  • kuroshiro

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    Sep 06, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    That websiteSounds minuscule, right? Sure. But still, fans of Chobani's Facebook page are complaining of ailments stemming from the bad batch. One user says her 15-month-old daughter has been consuming Chobani Champion tubes that had that code, and now she has a horrible rash and a few other problems. Another fan revealed she's had stomach pains for three weeks as well as cramps, nausea, and bloating.

    I understand that Chobani is doing the best they can to avoid mass hysteria over the quasi-recalled products. However, I think it's the consumer's right to have a little more information about what could happen after ingesting the tainted products and exactly which products were tainted. Customers who have purchased yogurts with the affected codes are encouraged to contact Chobani's customer service team at care@chobani.com to get replacement products.


    A rash from eating that? Please. Stomach pains for three weeks? Oh brother.

    I love how consumers take to Facebook to bitch about something. It's amazing. What most people don't realize too is that by stopping by the dairy department first and then trudging around the store they could have tainted the product because it came up to room temperature. Plus, it could also be due to inadequate cooling of the dairy cases that could have accelerated the process of whatever went wrong inside the container and possibly exasperate the issue.

    That's why I tell shoppers (mainly from working in grocery retail forever): if it's dairy or frozen, never grab from the first two slots. Always select from further back because you never know if that particular product was sitting in someones basket for two hours, up at the front end, etc.
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    kuroshiro said
    That websiteSounds minuscule, right? Sure. But still, fans of Chobani's Facebook page are complaining of ailments stemming from the bad batch. One user says her 15-month-old daughter has been consuming Chobani Champion tubes that had that code, and now she has a horrible rash and a few other problems. Another fan revealed she's had stomach pains for three weeks as well as cramps, nausea, and bloating.

    I understand that Chobani is doing the best they can to avoid mass hysteria over the quasi-recalled products. However, I think it's the consumer's right to have a little more information about what could happen after ingesting the tainted products and exactly which products were tainted. Customers who have purchased yogurts with the affected codes are encouraged to contact Chobani's customer service team at care@chobani.com to get replacement products.


    A rash from eating that? Please. Stomach pains for three weeks? Oh brother.

    I love how consumers take to Facebook to bitch about something. It's amazing. What most people don't realize too is that by stopping by the dairy department first and then trudging around the store they could have tainted the product because it came up to room temperature. Plus, it could also be due to inadequate cooling of the dairy cases that could have accelerated the process of whatever went wrong inside the container and possibly exasperate the issue.

    That's why I tell shoppers (mainly from working in grocery retail forever): if it's dairy or frozen, never grab from the first two slots. Always select from further back because you never know if that particular product was sitting in someones basket for two hours, up at the front end, etc.


    People who are complaining of rashes, etc are allergic to mold, which was contained in the yogurt.

    Anyways, this is a lot more widespread than just random people letting the yogurt get too warm.
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    Which they say "though the type of mold is common in dairy products and is unlikely to have ill health effects."

    I ate my three containers with that code and didn't have any problems. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    I'm going to stop buying Chobani for a while. It seems their quality control has been shitty lately. I bought 5 yogurts last weekend. I noticed 2 of them swelled up a few days later. Straight to the trash. The remaining ones were iffy. They were watery/runny and just looked gross. One actually, looked ok but smelled a little off. So yeah, I didn't eat any of them. There goes $5 into the trash. icon_neutral.gif

    The swelling thing is new. Never experienced that before. But the runny/watery thing has happened quite a few times for me in the past few months.
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidI actually had one of these in my fridge. It was marked 16-012 and expires Sept 27. Before I even opened it, it felt like the package was going to explode (excess air in it). It was super runny inside... more than usual.
    Wow, b et if you ate it, you'd be all runny inside too....
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:35 AM GMT
    kuroshiro saidWhich they say "though the type of mold is common in dairy products and is unlikely to have ill health effects."

    I ate my three containers with that code and didn't have any problems. icon_eek.gif


    Did it fall in the dates? It's not only the code that signifies it. The 4-pack I bought today has the code, but it's a couple days past the listed expiration range, so hopefully they won't go bad.
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    Sep 06, 2013 9:50 AM GMT
    My partner and I ate it regularly, I discovered two of them that smelled sour also, threw it away and notified the supermarket we purchased it from, they stated that since the dates were good that we couldn't be reimbursed. So I buy YoPlait and Oikos now, lol.
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    Sep 06, 2013 1:40 PM GMT

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    I like greek yogurt too, but I stopped eating it months ago when I found out how bad it is for the environment. Not to mention, Chobani is about to get sued for saying their yogurt is "natural", when in fact they feed their cows GMO feed.
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    Sep 06, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this, I eat these all the time, but will be conscious of looking at those dates carefully. Or I'll avoid them for a few weeks. Thanks again.
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    Sep 06, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
    Try making your own yogurt.
    Trader Joes whole milk cream top
    boil to 180 degrees, cool down to 120 degrees
    add yogurt culture and place in a yogurt maker.
    Cost about $60 one time. and milk $3.50
    It is so much better tasting and healthier than store bought sugar bombs.

    The whey (liquid part) produced can be used to make sauerkraut, pickles, kim chee, and other veggies which is one of the healthiest things you can eat for healthy intestinal flora.
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI'm going to stop buying Chobani for a while. It seems their quality control has been shitty lately. I bought 5 yogurts last weekend. I noticed 2 of them swelled up a few days later. Straight to the trash. The remaining ones were iffy. They were watery/runny and just looked gross. One actually, looked ok but smelled a little off. So yeah, I didn't eat any of them. There goes $5 into the trash. icon_neutral.gif

    The swelling thing is new. Never experienced that before. But the runny/watery thing has happened quite a few times for me in the past few months.



    it appears it might be the film 'cover' seal, I had one out of five Oikos look like this, if any quality issue, would be the cover is not sealed with the right amount of pressure or heat (these film covers are heat sealed during packaging), air probably got into the product due to poor seal, which would be a machine setting malfunction or happened during a shift change since its a random issue