Popular yoghurt recalled from supermarkets over allergy fears

A popular yoghurt manufacturer has recalled part of its product line due to a production mishap affecting its packaging.

The bizarre mistake saw containers with separate compartments for yoghurt and a blend containing almonds be recalled, due to a discrepancy in its labelling.

Customers complained after noticing the sticker on the side of some of the Chobani Greek Yoghurt’s products advertised as a “Lemon meringue tang”, while the lid indicated the contents were “Almond coco loco”.

The product had a discrepancy between its top and side facing labels. Source: Facebook/Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

The main concern was for people who had allergies to almonds, as they may have accidentally purchased the product thinking it was lemon meringue flavour.

An alert was issued by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia via its Facebook page on Friday, which said: “Consumers do not know whether the product is the Chobani with Almond Coco Loco (sticker on top of pack) or the Chobani with lemon flavour as indicated by sticker on the side of pack”.

The recalled product was available for sale in Coles, Woolworths, IGAs & independent supermarkets in NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS, SA and WA.

Photos showed one side advertising an almond coco loco, while the other, a lemon meringue tang. Source: Facebook/Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

A statement from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand urged consumers with almond allergies not to consume the product, and to return it to their place of purchase for a full refund.

“Any consumers who have an almond allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed,” the statement said.

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