Starbucks Recalls Breakfast Sandwiches Over Listeria Fears

The Seattle-based coffee chain removed the affected sandwiches from 250 stores in three states.

(Photo courtesy of Starbucks)
(Photo courtesy of Starbucks)

Starbucks recalled its sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches in 250 stores last week in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas over fears that they could have been contaminated with listeria.

The Food and Drug Administration says listeria “can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

The Starbucks supplier Progressive Gourmet Inc. found the presence of listeria in their facility during routine testing.

According to a statement from the FDA, the affected products include those marked “Best Before: 07-AUG-2016.”

In a report from Fortune, a Starbucks spokesperson said that the company immediately removed the product after being told of the potential contamination.

“The product itself has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes,” said the Starbucks spokesperson. “No other products are affected because of this issue.”

No illnesses have been reported yet in connection to this recall.  

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