Stonyfield is recalling 188 6-packs of YoBaby Peach/Pear Yogurt Cups with the code date June 05 2014 (UPC 052159701161) from 40 Target stores in the southeast and 82 mid-atlantic Walmart stores.
The 4oz 6-packs were shipped to Target stores in Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Walmart stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. A full list of potentially affected stores can be found at Stonyfield.com.
The recall comes in response to internal testing of the product that revealed the possibility that some product shipped from its Londonderry plant may be affected by coliform contamination.
Although the potential problem is not widespread, Stonyfield is taking this measure to ensure the safety of its consumers.
Stonyfield advised its distribution network to immediately remove these specific code-dated yogurts from retail shelves. No other Stonyfield products were affected.
Consumers who purchased the potentially affected YoBaby yogurts from Walmart or Target with this code date are asked to return opened and unopened containers to their retailers to be reimbursed for the full value of the purchase. Affected yogurts were only available for purchase on or after April 23.
Consumers with questions should contact Stonyfield Consumer Relations at 1-800-PRO-COWS or email at crelations@Stonyfield.com.
“Our first priority has always been and always will be the welfare of our consumers,” says Esteve Torrens, Stonyfield CEO. “While we continue to investigate this issue and believe that the risk of injury is extremely remote, we feel that this voluntary measure is the prudent and responsible step at this time.”
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.