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Stonyfield Farm Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Select 6-Ounce Fat Free Blueberry Yogurts

Contact:
Alice Markowitz, Stonyfield Farm VP of Communications
978-578-0076
Carmelle Druchniak, Stonyfield Farm Senior Communications Manager
603-785-8027

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Londonderry, NH -- March 28, 2008 -- Organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm  is voluntarily recalling Stonyfield Organic  Fat Free Blueberry Yogurt,  packaged in 6 oz cups, carrying product codes printed along the cup bottom that start with the following dates:

Apr 13 08
Apr 14 08
Apr 15 08
April 25 08
Apr 26 08

The recall comes in response to consumer complaints reporting plastic or glass fragments in these particular batches of fat free blueberry yogurt. There have been no reports of injury. People who bite into or swallow a fragment could possibly be injured, prompting this precautionary recall.  Although the company believes the problem is not widespread, we are taking this measure to ensure the safety of our consumers.

Stonyfield Farm is advising our distribution network to immediately remove these specific code-dates of 6-ounce fat free blueberry yogurt from retail shelves. The yogurts are sold at natural food stores and grocery retailers nationwide.

Consumers who may have purchased fat free blueberry yogurts with these code dates are asked to return opened and unopened containers to their retailers. You will be reimbursed for the full value of your purchase.

Consumers with questions should contact Stonyfield Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-PRO-COWS or email us at crelations@Stonyfield.com.

"Our first priority has always been and always will be the welfare of our consumers," says Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm President and CE-Yo. "While we continue to investigate these complaints 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."

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