Was your local Starbucks affected?

By Melissa Willets
March 08, 2016
Starbucks restaurant
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Okay, first we find out Starbucks drinks are among the most sugary beverages we can imbibe. Now we learn a popular breakfast sandwich is being recalled due to fears of listeria. I mean, what gives? Starbucks, why are you toying with a mom's emotions like this?

Time.com reports that according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the grab-and-go sammy in question is the sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese on an English muffin. The 6-oz. package of protein-packed goodness may have been contaminated by listeria, which can cause serious and even fatal infections. Yup, I'll pass.

Although there have been no reports of illnesses, it's important to know if your local coffee house was affected by the recall. So listen up! Just 250 stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma were involved in the recall of mom's power breakfast of choice, made by Progressive Gourmet Inc. on March 3 and 4.

The FDA said in the recall notice: "As soon as Starbucks was informed of this potential issue, the impacted product was removed from the 250 stores that potentially received it. The scope of this issue is limited to these stores."


Still, as much as I truly hate to say it, of course I will think of this incident the next time I order an egg sandwich from my barista. I can't say the recall will stop my egg white with feta and spinach wrap habit, however. Because my other options on a busy day typically involve chowing down on a packet of kid's fruit snacks, or just being really mean to everyone because I'm starving.

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.