A shipment of Sochi-bound yogurt intended for American athletes competing in the Olympic Games won't be making it to Russia after all.
Chobani Inc. of New York said Thursday it was donating more than 5,000 individual cups of its Greek yogurt to food banks in New York and New Jersey.
The protein-packed snacks had been stuck at a New Jersey airport while Russian and U.S. officials were locked in a trade dispute.
Russian customs officials said the shipment didn't contain the necessary paperwork to allow them to accept the yogurt.
The so-called yogurt blockade attracted national media attention when Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on Russian authorities to free the "yogurt trapped in a holding pattern at Newark Airport" in New Jersey.
Schumer said last week that that the customs certificate required was "unreasonable," especially since the product was intended to be consumed only by U.S. citizens.