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Study exposes dangers of Chobani yogurt mould outbreak

Published on Jul 8, 2014 1:32 PM
Four tubs of Chobani Greek Yogurt. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A mould outbreak last year in some US containers of Chobani yogurt may have been more dangerous than the company initially acknowledged, according to a scientific study out on Tuesday.

The yogurt company issued a voluntary recall of certain products with "best by" dates between September and October 2013 from its Idaho plant.

More than 300 consumers reported bloating, diarrhea and vomiting.

The company said at the time "this type of mould is unlikely to have ill health effects," but agreed to the voluntary recall after customer complaints.

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