A federal judge has ordered Chobani to halt advertisements for its new lower-calorie yogurt in which it accuses Dannon and Yoplait of putting dangerous chemicals into their competing products.

Northern District Judge David Hurd, ruling from Utica, agreed with Dannon and General Mills, the manufacturer of Yoplait products, that both companies have a likelihood of success in the actions for violations of the federal Lanham Act and state business law they filed separately against Chobani in January.

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