Lawsuit: Yogurt brand has nothing Greek about it

Chobani Inc. greek yogurt at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.
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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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"...Like English muffins and French fries, Greek yogurt is a product description about how we authentically make our yogurt and not about where we make our yogurt in Upstate New York and Idaho," Chobani said in a response. "We market our products transparently with labeling that is clear, commonly understood and widely used and all of our labels comply with all laws and regulations. We have proudly built Chobani on being truly authentic and totally transparent, and fully stand behind our products and our craft."

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

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