A Popular Yogurt Brand Has Been Recalled in at Least One State

Updated: May 28, 2024

It's a brand that's largely marketed to kids, which is all the more reason you'll want to be aware of the reason for the recall.

If it’s ever been your job to encourage a little one to get their calcium, maybe you know how helpful it can be that a product like yogurt comes in on-the-go-friendly squeeze pouches or with crunchy mix-ins included directly in the cup’s packaging.

However—especially if you care for any of the 5.6 million US children with a food allergy—it’s important to be aware of what seems to be an under-the-radar recall on a popular yogurt brand. “Best by” dates for the product appear to make the recall active and ongoing.

Yogurt manufacturer Danone is one of the nation’s most ubiquitous food manufacturers, owning brands found in the dairy case such as Silk and International Delights, and yogurt brands such as Activia, Oikos and Light + Fit, among others. A recent announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveals that Danone has recalled a quantity of its YoCrunch Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt with M&Ms for “undeclared wheat.”

It appears Danone has not reported how the wheat made its way into the YoCrunch with M&Ms. According to Danone’s site, YoCrunch yogurt comes in other varieties in partnership with name-brand sweets such as Oreo, Twix, and Snickers, as well as cookie dough and granola. It may be possible that a trace amount of wheat from any of these products contaminated the M&M variety, though it’s also likely that Danone isolates allergens within its respective production facilities to prevent cross-contamination. Danone’s site states: “Health, innovation and sustainability are at the core of everything we do: that’s why we’re proud to be one of the largest Certified B Corporations in the world…”
Based on research by The Healthy, it does not appear that the YoCrunch recall is posted on Danone’s corporate site.

The recall affects 65 cases of the yogurt, with 18 six-ounce cups in each case. Best-by date is June 9, 2024, and it’s reported that the recalled YoCrunch was distributed by an identified distributor in Florida. It is not clear whether the product was distributed only within Florida, or to other states from that point.

YoCrunch is sold at Target, Safeway, and other national supermarket chains, as well as local and independent grocers.

If you purchased the recalled yogurt, you can contact Danone here.