Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Where's the Yogurt?

Sochi--Chobani's quest to get its Greek yogurt to Sochi is coming to an end. The company will donate a shipment of about 5,000 cups of yogurt it had hoped to send to U.S. athletes at the Winter Games to food banks in New York and New Jersey. The shipment has been held up in a refrigerated warehouse after Russian authorities said the Agriculture Department failed to provide a necessary certificate under its customs rules.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), a big booster of the state's Greek yogurt industry, had pointed out that export trade rules shouldn't apply since the yogurt was only for U.S. athletes and wouldn't have been for sale. But Russia still wouldn't allow the shipment.

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