Starbucks Recalls Breakfast Sandwiches Over Listeria Fears

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

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 β€œcan 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 β€œBest 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.

β€œThe product itself has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes,” said the Starbucks spokesperson. β€œNo other products are affected because of this issue.”

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

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