Lawsuit: Yogurt brand has nothing Greek about it

Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chobani Inc. greek yogurt at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

Two men are suing popular yogurt brand Chobani for everything from not being “Greek” to selling deceptively unhealthy foods, according to the New York Daily News.

In the suit, the plaintiffs compare the nutritional value of Chobani’s yogurt to a Nestle Fudge ice cream bar and attack the brand’s name for being Turkish, not Greek. Furthermore, the suit points out that the yogurt is made by neither Greek nationals nor in Greece.

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Chobani replied to these allegations by saying that its customers understand the meaning of “Greek yogurt” as a product description, and by saying that a similar case in California had been thrown out before.

The men, Allen Chang from Queens, N.Y., and Barry Stolz of Scarsdale, N.Y., are seeking unspecified monetary damages.

For the full story from the New York Daily News, click here.


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