Mold That Prompted Yogurt Recall Doesn’t Carry Disease

NEW YORK (September 6, 2013)--The mold that triggered a recall of some of Chobani’s Greek yogurt cups this week is not associated with foodborne illnesses such as salmonella or E. coli, the yogurt maker says.

The company identified the mold Friday as a common species that usually affects fruits, vegetables and other plants, which has also been linked to previous cases of spoiled yogurt.

Cornell University Professor Randy Worobo says the mold "should not pose a health risk to most consumers."

Worobo is a professor of food science.

A company spokeswoman said 95 percent of the affected products have already been pulled from shelves. T

The company, based in New Berlin, N.Y., said the affected products came from its Idaho facility and represents less than 5 percent of its total production.


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