Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches Recalled for Listeria Concerns

Prepackaged Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin sandwiches may have been contaminated

Affected products were distributed to 250 Starbucks stores. 

Sandwich company Progressive Gourmet Inc. has issued a recall on breakfast sandwiches that the company makes for Starbucks over listeria concerns. According to a release by the FDA, a routine test revealed the presence of listeria monocytogenes on a contact surface in the production facility.

The affected products are six-ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches with a best before date of August 7, 2016. The recalled sandwiches were distributed to warehouses in Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana, however only 250 Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma appear to have actually received the product and potentially sold it to customers. Affected stores have removed the recalled sandwiches.


No illnesses relating to the product have been reported, and customers who have purchased the recalled sandwich are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.