First, it was our beloved Chipotle. And now, it’s everyone’s favorite overpriced coffee shop that could make you sick — twice over.
First, Progressive Gourmet, the company that makes the breakfast items for Starbucks, issued a voluntary recall last week for sausage, egg and cheddar cheese on English muffin breakfast sandwiches. A surface in the production facility for the sandwiches tested positive for listeria, a bacteria that can cause listeriosis, which can manifest itself as sepsis or meningitis. Listeriosis has about a 20% mortality rate, and can also cause miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women. The sandwiches were sold 250 stores across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas; they were packaged in a 6-ounce size and were marked with “Best Before: 07-AUG-2016.” Um…on top of the listeria, can we discuss how a sausage, egg, and cheese can be good for FIVE months? I think I’m gonna pass on these.
But I won’t be getting a “Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box” either. The supplier for the almonds included in the box also issued a recall last week, saying that “The almonds may contain undeclared cashews, which may cause serious or life-threatening reaction if consumed by people who are allergic or sensitive to cashews,” according to CNN. The boxes were only sold at Starbucks in Washington State.
No sicknesses have been reported in either recall so far, but I’m thinking I’ll just stick to my skinny Peppermint Mocha. .