Mar 9, 2016 4:29 PM
Starbucks extends recall to Food & Cheese Bistro Box because of 'undeclared cashews'
CONCORD - After breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks were pulled from 250 stores due to listeria contamination last week, their Cheese and Fruit Bistro Box has been added to the recall list as well.
Reports came out last week that listeria was detected in breakfast sandwiches in which Starbucks gets from Progressive Gourmet food manufacturer based in Wilmington, Mass, after listeria was discovered on a surface at the production facility.
Starbucks now has also recalled its Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box packs with an "enjoy by date" of March 4 for a specific lot of almonds that may contain undeclared cashews used to construct the bistro boxes.
According to the FDA, cashews that go unnoticed have the potential to cause serious or life-threatening reactions if consumed by people who are allergic or sensitive to the nut.
The boxes were distributed to retail stores in Washington state, where the product is safe to consume for people who are not allergic to cashews.
No illnesses have been reported in connection to either of the recalled Starbucks' products.