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Chobani ends Olympic yogurt quest, says shipment will be donated to food banks
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:29 PM EST
Chobani's quest to get its Greek yogurt to the Sochi Olympics is coming to an end.
The shipment has been held up in a refrigerated warehouse at Newark Liberty International Airport since Russian authorities said the U.S. Department of Agriculture failed to provide a necessary certificate under its customs rules.
Chobani's chief marketing officer tells The Associated Press that the yogurt will be donated to New York and New Jersey food banks.
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he is disappointed that athletes won't be able to get the yogurt.
The company is a Team USA sponsor.