Recalled Chobani Yogurt Carries Low Risk of Food-Borne Illness

Phew. Photo: Chobani

Any customers who weren’t put off by those “fizzy” and “swollen” containers of Chobani yogurt that were officially recalled by the company earlier this week shouldn’t be too worried about getting sick. The culprit mold, a.k.a. Mucor circinelloides, “should not pose a health risk to most consumers,” a Cornell professor told reporters today on a conference call organized by the yogurt manufacturer. Chobani representatives also said they’re still unsure how several batches of Greek yogurt became contaminated in its Idaho facility. [AP, Earlier]