Yogurt maker Chobani says the mold that triggered a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups this week in Utah and other parts of the country is not associated with foodborne illnesses like salmonella or E. coli.
The company identified the mold Friday as a common species that usually affects fruits, vegetables and other plants. It has also been linked to previous cases of spoiled yogurt.
Cornell University Professor Randy Worobo says the mold "should not pose a health risk to most consumers." Worobo is a professor of food science.