WASHINGTON - Organic yogurt maker Stonyfield is extending its voluntary recall of YoBaby Peach/Pear yogurt in 4 oz. 6-pack cups with the code date June 05 2014 (UPC 052159701161) sold in Oregon and other states.
The recall now includes an additional 1,344 6-packs shipped to 271 more stores, mostly Safeway and Fred Meyer stores, in the following states: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and Northern California. The list of potentially affected stores can be found at Stonyfield.com/recall.
Like the 188 6-packs recalled in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast on April 25th, there is a possibility that some of these yogurts may be contaminated with the coliform Klebsiella pneumoniae (see below footnote regarding the health risk associated with the organism).
The majority of these cases were pulled from store shelves. However, there is a possibility that a small number were purchased. Stonyfield has not received any notification of illness from consumers directly related to this product. If you have purchased a 6-pack of YoBaby Peach/Pear yogurt cups with the code date June 05 2014, please return it to your store for a full refund.
Consumers with questions should contact Stonyfield Consumer Relations at 1-800-PRO-COWS or email at crelations@Stonyfield.com.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
About Klebsiella pneumoniae:
According to the FDA: "These bacteria are often found in healthy people and often don't cause illness if they contaminate food and are eaten – but sometimes they do, although it's not completely clear how or why. Some reasons may be that bacteria have variations in their genes, and, for the most part, their genes often undergo changes. Those changes sometimes affect whether or not the bacteria can cause illness and the severity of the illness. Whether or not they cause illness also may depend on the people who eat them – their health, their own genetic make?up, and/or how much of the bacteria they eat. The illness these bacteria are thought to sometimes cause if they contaminate food is gastroenteritis – watery diarrhea and other symptoms that may include nausea, vomiting, cramps, pain, fever, and chills."