Starbucks recalls breakfast sandwiches after lethal bacteria was discovered

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“A breakfast sandwich sold at Starbucks has been recalled over listeria fears and pulled off shelves of hundreds of affected stores in the U.S.”

Starbucks Coffee is the latest in the growing list of companies that have recalled batches of their products from the market.

It’s no secret that products of the Seattle-based coffee chain are not the healthiest option there are; Starbucks drinks are the most sugary beverages you could get.

After a UK study revealed this, the coffee chain issued this statement:

“Earlier this year we committed to reduce added sugar in our indulgent drinks by 25 percent by the end of 2020. We also offer a wide variety of lighter options, sugar-free syrups and sugar-free natural sweetener and we display all nutritional information in-store and online.”

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Now Starbucks is facing another controversy, but this time it’s not about its coffee, but their breakfast menu.

“A breakfast sandwich sold at Starbucks has been recalled over listeria fears and pulled off shelves of hundreds of affected stores in the U.S.,” Time.com reported.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections; its symptoms usually include fever and muscle aches.

Listeriosis is a serious disease for humans; the overt form of the disease has a case-fatality rate of about 20%. The two main clinical manifestations are sepsis and meningitis.

Manufacturing company Progressive Gourmet Inc. was reportedly the one responsible for shipping the contaminated breakfast sandwiches; they are the company that manufactures products for Starbucks.

Reports said that the 6-ounce packages of sausage, egg and cheddar cheese on an English muffin have been sold to 250 Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.

The possibly tainted pre-packaged sandwiches come from Progressive Gourmet Inc., which manufactures the products for Starbucks, and may have been sold in 250 Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma on March 3 and March 4. There have been no reported illnesses, officials said.

“As soon as Starbucks was informed of this potential issue, the impacted product was removed from the 250 stores that potentially received it,” said the FDA recall notice.

Thankfully, this issue is limited only to the stores in those three states, and no reports of illnesses have surfaced.

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