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FDA says 89 sickened eating yogurt

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt made in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported.

FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told The Times-News on Monday that some have described nausea and cramps.

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No link has been confirmed between the illnesses and the yogurt.

However, Ward says the FDA is working with Chobani to hasten its voluntary recall.

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Chobani last week told grocery stores to destroy 35 varieties of yogurt reported to have been contaminated by a mold associated with dairy products.

Last Thursday, Chobani spokeswoman Amy Juaristi said 95 percent of the tainted product had been destroyed.

The affected yogurt cups have the code 16-012 and expiration dates between Sept. 11 and Oct. 7.

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Health officials have said the yogurt is not a public health threat, but the company said last week the ‘‘mold can act as an opportunistic pathogen for those with compromised immune systems.’’

The Times-News

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