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What is wrong with my Fage yogurt?

I just opened a 7 oz Fage 2% yogurt container. The yogurt seems to have separated/curdled/not sure what to call it. There was lots of separated water, and when stirred in (up to this point not unusual), the yogurt had tiny lumps in , and could not be stirred smooth. It was MUCH less thick than normal, I would assume because of the tiny clumping. This is the second time I have seen this phenomenon this year. The yogurt seems to taste fine...but I threw it away anyway because the texture is not pleasing, and I'm a little worried about what's wrong with it.

The second container I opened (I keep them stockpiled) was fine, and they were purchased, transported and stored together (I am 97% sure). The date on both was 7/13.

What did the yogurt do? What caused it? Any problem to eat?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Possible that one container was in the front of the frig section and not kept as cold - or some yutz had it in their cart while shopping, it got warm and then the put it back on the shelf. Who knows? It could be anything. I'd bring it back to the store - most supermarkets will take it back gladly and exchange it for another if you still have the receipt. I've had the happen with similar items - sour cream, cream cheese, etc.

    Laurie

    1. It sounds like it was handled improperly.
      But with refrigerated sections having so much open display space in the front, who knows if the refrigeration is constant (although we hope it would be).

      I'd return it.

      1. did you hear anything about fage being taken off the market in the U.S. due to higher levels of bacteria? someone told me this and i'm just wondering.

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        1. re: hana

          They were taken off the market a year or more ago because of an import regulation glitch - my understanding was that it had nothing to do with actual product quality and was purely a paperwork technicality. They returned to the market a couple of months later with all problems ironed out.

          1. re: hana

            I've seen plenty of it on store shelves so if it was withdrawn, it's now back.

          2. Sounds like it was shaken. Hard shaking can break up yogurt.

            1. What is Fage yogurt? Is it a brand of yogurt or what?