Last month, Starbucks launched a new chicken sandwich as part of its revamped Summer Menu.
However, it quietly pulled it off less than a week after employees and customers complained
that it had made them sick.
After eating the new Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich, hundreds of customers and Starbucks baristas shared their
symptoms on social media.
"Suing to get the worst diarrhea of your life. "I have been living in my toilet for two days now," wrote one TikTok victim on June 28.
Another victim wrote, "Had it last Tuesday...super sick...tested positive for Campylobacter (food poisoning due to raw chicken) Sunday.
Customers complained about the chicken bones being bitten, while others claimed the new breakfast sandwich was cold.
According to the memo posted online by a Starbucks employee, Starbucks sent an urgent message to employees six days
later to tell them to "stop selling and throw away" the sandwich.
According to the memo, the company instructed workers to stop selling the sandwiches.
The Seattle coffee giant said that the Chicken Maple Butter sandwich did not meet Sta
rbucks' quality standards and issued a voluntary recall.
A spokesperson for the company declined to comment on the flood of social media posts about people getting sick from the sandwich.
She said the sandwich was fully cooked and only "warmed" in stores. She said it was not linked to salmonella and listeria as some r
A Starbucks employee posted on TikTok, "Took out two baristas from my store," Another employee wrote, "I have been suffering from stomach pains all
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigate the ice cream epidemic.
They also have thousands of reports from people who claim they got sick after eating Lucky Charms and Cheerios breakfast c