The FDA is recalling yogurt for mold concerns


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of Lavva Blueberry Dairy Free Pili Nut Yogurt because of possible mold contamination.

The recall covers 5. 3-ounce blue containers that also have green leaves, an aluminum foil lid, and an expiration date of 2/21/21. They were distributed to grocery retailers nationwide like Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger and more. The possibility of mold was discovered during testing, even after the yogurt passed through quality assurance protocols without any issues, the FDA announcement says.

“This plant-based yogurt was produced at a manufacturing facility in Norwich, NY, and has only been linked to the single date code,” the company says. “There have been no confirmed illnesses.”

Lavva via FDA

None of the other pili nut, no sugar added flavors are involved in this yogurt recall. The lot number for the blueberry is #022121. Any customer with a cup in their fridge can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. They also can email or call 833-885-2882 for more information.

Eating moldy food can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other common food poisoning symptoms. It can also cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems. And the mold doesn’t just live on the surface of food — it has roots deep within and can even be found around and throughout the food, according to the USDA.

By Amanda McDonald, Eat This, Not That!

About the Author

Eat This Not That

Learn More.