Chobani Defends Sugar Claim, Yet Made Changes To End Suit

By Jack Newsham (January 14, 2019, 8:51 PM EST) -- A Chobani executive told a Manhattan federal judge Monday that the company fast-tracked changes to the recipe and packaging of its new drinkable yogurt to try to stop a lawsuit by competitor Dannon, but insisted it didn't mislead shoppers with a label that sparked the suit.

Niel Sandfort, a vice president at Chobani, said his company's Gimmies Milkshakes accurately state that they have 33 percent less sugar than Danimals, the dominant brand among drinkable yogurts for kids. Still, he described to U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon how Chobani will roll out new labels for two of its flavors in the coming...

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