Chobani pushes back against UK Greek yogurt ban

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Chobani’s Greek yogurt may dominate the U.S. market, but the same can’t be said across the Atlantic in the United Kingdom. In March, a British court ruled that Chobani could not market its “Greek yogurt” in the UK unless the yogurt was actually made in Greece.

Though Chobani’s yogurt may not be Greek enough to legally be called “Greek yogurt,” the company is back in the UK with “strained” yogurt instead.

However, this work-around may be temporary, according to a report by the Food Navigator.

The company was granted an appeal to the March ruling, which is scheduled to take place in September. It sticks by its position that “the term ‘Greek yoghurt’ describes yoghurt that has been crafted using a straining process. It is this straining process, not a country of origin, that removes the access liquid from the yoghurt, making it deliciously thick and cream.”

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new york  |  June, 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I guess they also can't sell french fries in the UK either unless they were made in France.

VT  |  June, 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

...italian bread, French or Russian salad dressings... and then picking a resaurant for dinner must be difficult! imagine wanting to find a "chinese" or "italian" resaurant. You would have to enter each restaurant on the street til you found something you were craving!!

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