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Stonyfield Farm Announces Nationwide Recall of Specific Fat Free Plain Quarts Code Date May 6 and 7, 2009


Alice Markowitz, Vice President of Communications
Sarah Badger, Communications Specialist


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Londonderry, NH -- April 3, 2009 --Stonyfield Farm is conducting a voluntary recall of Fat Free Plain Quarts in Stonyfield Farm branded containers limited to specific dates. The products are being recalled because they may contain a presence of food grade sanitizer.

Affected products are limited to Stonyfield Farm 32 ounce Fat Free Plain yogurt UPC # 52159 00006 carrying one of the following product codes printed along the cup bottom that start with the following date codes:

  • May 06 09  Time stamped 22:17 thru 23:59  (limited to these specific time stamps only)
  • May 07 09  All time stamps

Approximately 44,000 quarts were distributed to retail accounts nationally.

We have received several reports of people noticing an off-taste when eating the product. We have received no reports of illness of any kind after consuming the product.

The issue was a result of human error in not following our Company’s standard operating procedures. Stonyfield has taken all the necessary corrective action to prevent this from occurring again.

Consumers are advised not to consume the product and to return opened and unopened containers to the store where it was purchased. Anyone returning these products will be reimbursed for the full value of their purchase.

Customers with questions should contact Stonyfield Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-Pro-Cows (776-2697) or visit our website at www.stonyfield.com.


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