Starbucks is REMOVING its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich from its summer menu a week after customers said it left them with “terrible diarrhea, vomiting and stomach aches”.
- The coffee firm has stripped the store of its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwiches
- Social media users posted a stream of stories on TikTok claiming it made them sick
- Even some of his staff reportedly said online that they had fallen ill
Starbucks has pulled one of its new products from its shelves after scores of people reported suffering from terrible diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pains.
A coffee company has pulled its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich from stores just days after it was introduced.
Even some of its employees reportedly said it made them sick, with one posting an alleged internal memo online ordering employees to remove the product.
But Starbucks said the sandwich was pulled because it did not meet their quality standards and had no connection to the food poisoning.
The firm said it had nothing to do with the listeria boatloads sweeping through parts of the country like Florida.
A coffee company has pulled its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich from stores just days after it was introduced
Social media users posted a stream of stories on TikTok and Twitter, claiming it left them bedridden for days (file photo)
The breakfast sandwich was introduced on June 21st, but was quietly removed on June 27th New York Post informed.
Less than a week after hitting store shelves, the coffee giant reportedly sent out a memo telling employees to “stop selling and throw away” them.
A company message posted online by an alleged Starbucks employee also instructed workers not to donate sandwiches.
Customers and staff have reportedly complained of horrible vomiting, diarrhea and stomachaches from the product.
One woman, Sabrin, posted a photo of herself lying in bed, warning others to be careful.
She said: “Starbucks has recalled the new maple butter chicken sandwich that was just launched, so RIP to anyone who tried it.”
Another wrote: “Ever since I ate a @Starbucks chicken sandwich on June 23rd I’ve been throwing up in the toilet, feeling feverish and severely dehydrated.”
One person wrote online: “Why can’t they just bring back the cool lime soda.”
One woman, Sabrin, posted a photo of herself lying in bed, warning others to be careful
A company message posted online by an alleged Starbucks employee also instructed workers not to donate sandwiches
One alleged Starbucks employee said, “I was the one who remembered the new maple chicken sandwich because there was a bone in my sandwich.
“I’m an employee there, and when I took a bite, there was a bone,” the photo was posted. “Here’s the proof.”
A Starbucks spokesperson said: “We have voluntarily discontinued and removed the Chicken, Maple Butter and Egg Sandwich because the product did not meet Starbucks’ quality standards.
“We are committed to a high level of quality in the products we serve and always proceed with extreme caution when there are product or quality issues.
“This is not an FDA recall and is not related to salmonella or listeria contamination.
“The quality issue identified by Starbucks will not result in foodborne illness, and any reports linking the halt in sales to the illness are inaccurate.”