For a large percentage of people living in Atlanta, the question of whether or not the food they buy at the grocery store is safe for consumption is not even an issue. After all, there are certain safeguards and regulations set in place to ensure that food sold in the United States is safe. In fact, there is an entire government agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that is charged with overseeing the safety of food and drugs that are sold in the U.S.
Even with these regulations, there still manage to be some food items that slip through the cracks and end up making consumers ill. This was the case for a popular brand of Greek yogurt. Consumers recently began complaining to Chobani when they became ill after eating the yogurt. Others reported that the yogurt containers were swelling.
The company issued a recall one week after complaints started coming in. They reported that testing done on the yogurt showed the presence of mold, but said that the organism should not make a majority of consumers sick. They did cite a food science professor who said that in rare cases, the mold can affect those who have a weakened immune system if they breathe it in.
If you were adversely affected by this brand of yogurt or any other type of food on the market today, you may wish to speak with an attorney. A lawyer can help you determine if you have a products liability case and guide you toward receiving compensation for your damages.
Source: NBC News, “Chobani identifies mold in yogurt, says it’s not a risk to most,” JoNel Aleccia, Sep. 6, 2013