Just days after its release, Starbucks has pulled its new breakfast chicken sandwich from the menu, saying it failed to meet quality standards.
According to reports, the “voluntary stop sell and discard of the chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich was issued because the product didn’t meet Starbucks quality standards.”
Starbucks said claims that the sandwich made employees and customers feel ill that has circulated on social media, are false.
“This is not an FDA issued recall nor is it related to Salmonella or Listeria contamination,” a spokesperson told Food Business Network. “The quality issue that was identified by Starbucks would not lead to food borne illness and any reports linking the stop sale to illness are inaccurate. “
One claim said the sandwich gave the consumer the “worst diarrhea of my life,” while others complained of vomiting and stomach pain or that the sandwich was ice cold in the middle.
The FDA has not issued a recall nor are there salmonella or listeria contamination concerns from Starbucks.