Starbucks Sandwich Recall

In the eyes of 90% of my office, Starbucks can do no wrong. I need to forward this post to all of the Starbucks lovers.

Starbucks has expanded its previous recall of boxed sandwich products. Why the recall? Well, for one thing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requested it. That’s a good reason. It would probably be best if Starbucks could figure out when to recall their food without the feds telling them to do so.

More specifically, on July 19, 2011, Starbucks learned that one of its suppliers was recalling approximately 200 pounds of ingredients for ready-to-eat chicken wraps and plates delivered to Starbucks retail stores in Georgia and Alabama due to a fear of Listeria contamination. Listeria is a type of food poisoning that can cause, among less severe symptoms, headaches, but it can also cause meningitis, convulsions, and death.

This initial recall was for Starbucks Chipotle Chicken Wraps Bistro Box and the Starbucks Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box. Now, the recall includes the Starbucks Salami and Cheese Bistro Box and the Starbucks Chicken Lettuce Wraps Bistro Box. The affected products were only sold in Alabama and Georgia.