FAQ

Are there GMOs in Chobani products?

No. There has been a great deal of confusion and misinformation around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the dairy industry and specifically in Chobani products.

We require all of our suppliers to certify that all ingredients supplied to us have not been genetically modified. Since day one, we have used milk from cows not treated with rBST1 (artificial growth hormones) to make our yogurt, which is not genetically modified according to all standards and regulations.

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Is Chobani’s milk considered to be genetically modified?

No. As you may know, there are some who have made claims that Chobani’s milk is genetically modified. But in fact, according to the European Union, the United States Department of Agriculture and proposed state labeling legislation definitions, the milk we use to make our yogurt is not genetically modified.

GMO labeling legislation requires milk to be from cows not treated with rBST in order to be considered non-GMO. Since the very beginning, Chobani has always sourced milk from cows not treated with rBST*; therefore, it is not genetically modified by all standards.

*According to the FDA, no significant difference has been shown, and no test can now distinguish, between milk from rBST treated cows and untreated cows.

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Why choose Chobani?

There are many reasons to reach for Chobani! Where should we start?

Chobani contains only natural ingredients so it’s a naturally good for you indulgence. Chobani has two times more protein per serving than regular yogurt. Plus, our authentic straining process results in a rich and creamy yogurt, so it’s a good-for-you-way to satisfy your cravings.

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What’s Greek about Chobani?

The word “Greek” describes how we make the yogurt in our products. We make our yogurt the authentic way, never adding any thickeners.

Instead, we use a centuries-old technique of straining to remove excess liquid. This is why Chobani is so thick, creamy and has two times more protein per serving than regular yogurt.

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How do you pack so much protein into Chobani?

We strain Chobani Greek Yogurt, resulting in the 13-18g of protein you’ll find in every 6oz cup. But that’s not the whole story…

All yogurt starts from the same basic recipe: you add cultures to milk and voila, you’ve created yogurt. Here at Chobani, we take it one step further.

We use an authentic straining process to remove excess liquid whey from our yogurt, resulting in its deliciously thick and creamy consistency.

With its protein content, Chobani is the perfect pre- or post-workout recovery fuel.

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How does the fruit on the bottom of your flavored Chobani taste so fresh?

We use only the highest quality real fruit—no goopy jelly here.

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Is Chobani organic?

Here at Chobani, our goal is to price our products so that everyone, regardless of income, can enjoy our high-quality, tasty yogurt. All Chobani Greek Yogurt is made using only real, natural ingredients, and all suppliers are required to certify that every ingredient supplied to Chobani has not been genetically modified. Since the beginning, we’ve used milk from cows not treated with rBST* (artificial growth hormones) to make our yogurt.

We do have an grass fed organic offering in the works as we expand our portfolio of products to appeal to the wide range of consumers who enjoy our yogurt. Chobani Organic Greek Yogurt will be available later in 2014 in 32 oz. multi-serve containers.

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What is rBST?

rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin) is a synthetic growth hormone often given to dairy cattle by injection to prevent decreased milk production over time.

Here at Chobani, we use only milk from cows not treated with rBST.

(According to the FDA, no significant difference has been shown, and no test can now distinguish, between milk from rBST treated cows and untreated cows.)

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What are Live and Active Cultures?

Live and Active Cultures are living organisms, or “cultures,” added to milk to make yogurt.

These are often called “starter cultures” because when added to milk, they convert the milk into yogurt during fermentation. This fermentation process is what creates yogurt, with its unique taste and texture. We have three probiotic cultures in our yogurt (L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei), which also help provide our yogurt with its unique taste.

We proudly use Live and Active Cultures and don’t heat treat our yogurt after fermentation so our custom-blended cultures remain alive and viable throughout our products’ shelf life.

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Does Chobani contain any artificial sweeteners?

No. We use wholesome milk and real fruit to craft our Chobani Greek Yogurt products. The sugars found in our products come from milk (lactose), real fruit (fructose), honey and evaporated cane juice (which is less processed than white table sugar and is used to sweeten the fruit, vanilla and chocolate chunk preps used in our authentic strained Greek yogurt products).

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I’m lactose intolerant. Can I eat Chobani?

Sensitivity to lactose varies by person, and kids and adults who experience discomfort from lactose may be able to eat our authentic strained Chobani Greek Yogurt without negative effects. Although we use a lot of milk to make our Chobani Greek Yogurt, our yogurt contains less than 5% lactose. However, if you have dietary issues, you should consult your physician before changing your diet.

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Is Chobani gluten-free?

All Chobani varieties, except for Chobani Flip products, are naturally gluten-free. This means they contain no wheat, rye, barley or other gluten-containing ingredients.

Chobani 6oz, 16oz, 32oz, Bite and Chobani Champions are all certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). Look for the GFCO seal on these Chobani product lines.

The Chobani Flip line is not gluten-free.

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How much calcium is in Chobani?

The amount of calcium in our products is different depending on the variety, but can be found on the label.

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Can I freeze Chobani?

Yes, frozen Chobani (or FroCHO™ as we like to call it) can be stored for up to three months. While frozen, the live and active cultures present in Chobani become dormant. But once thawed, either in the refrigerator or by your body heat when eaten, they become live and active again.

FroCHO™ will have a slightly different texture, whether eaten frozen or thawed, but makes for a refreshing treat.

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How do you calculate how much money you give to charity?

At Chobani, we realize we wouldn’t be the company we are today without the support given to us by our amazing fans. It’s this support that inspires us to give 10% of our profits back to charities worldwide.

To see which charities we support and to learn more about the Shepherd’s Gift Foundation, please click here.

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Where can I find the expiration date on my cup of Chobani?

The expiration date is located on the lid on most Chobani cups. If it’s not on the lid, check the bottom of your cup!

 

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Is Chobani vegetarian-friendly?

Yes! Chobani is free of gelatin and other animal-based thickeners. Chobani is a good source of protein for vegetarian diets.

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After purchasing Chobani, how long will it last until expiring?

Proper food safety is a must. If properly refrigerated, Chobani will last until the date listed on each individual container. Each Chobani cup is a single-serve option, which we recommend consuming at the time it’s opened.

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How can I reach your Customer Loyalty Team by phone?

Our Customer Loyalty Team would love to hear from you! Please dial us directly: 1-877-847-6181.

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We hope we were able to provide useful answers to those burning questions you have about Chobani! For any specific medical or health related questions, we encourage you to reach out to your healthcare professional.