Starbucks just recalled one of its breakfast sandwiches

Starbucks Pulls Some Breakfast Sandwiches Over Listeria Concerns
Starbucks Pulls Some Breakfast Sandwiches Over Listeria Concerns

People who ate Starbucks's sausage, egg, and cheddar sandwich at certain locations last week may need to watch out: The company says it's learned the breakfast staple could be contaminated with listeria, and it's recalled it from 250 stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Anyone who bought one on either March 3 or March 4 and didn't eat it is encouraged to take it back for a refund (as bizarre as that is, in practicality).

Luckily, no illnesses have been reported yet, so the cautionary note here might be as much about food-borne illness as it is how fast-food-y Starbucks has become: The FDA indicates the recall wasn't technically the coffee chain's anyway because the SEC sandwich is manufactured by a Massachusetts food company called Progressive Gourmet, then shipped to stores to be heated up for "immediate consumption."

[FDA]

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