Starbucks REMOVES sandwich off summer menu after customers claimed they got ill

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Starbucks REMOVES chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich off summer menu after one week after customers claimed it left them with ‘horrendous diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain’

  • The coffee firm stripped stores of its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich
  • Social media users posted a flood of stories on TikTok claiming it made them ill
  • Even some of its employees reportedly said online that it had made them sick
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Starbucks has removed one of its new products from shelves after a slew of people claimed they suffered horrendous diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pains.

The coffee company stripped stores of its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich just days after it was introduced.

Social media users posted a flood of stories on TikTok and Twitter claiming it had left them bed-bound for days.

Even some of its employees reportedly said it had made them ill, with one posting an alleged internal memo online telling staff to remove the product.

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But Starbucks said the sandwich had been taken down because it did not meet their quality standards and had no link to food poisoning.

The firm said it did not have any relation to the boats of listeria sweeping across parts of the country such as Florida.

The coffee company stripped stores of its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich just days after it was introduced

The coffee company stripped stores of its chicken, maple butter and egg sandwich just days after it was introduced

Social media users posted a flood of stories on TikTok and Twitter claiming it had left them bed-bound for days (file photo)

Social media users posted a flood of stories on TikTok and Twitter claiming it had left them bed-bound for days (file photo)

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The breakfast sandwich was introduced on June 21 but was quietly removed on June 27, the New York Post reported.

Less than a week after hitting store shelves, the coffee giant reportedly sent out a memo telling staff to ‘stop selling and discard’ them.

The company notice that was posted online by a supposed Starbucks employee also instructed workers not to donate the sandwiches.

Customers and staff reportedly complained of horrific vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain from the product.

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One woman named Sabreen posted a photo of her lying in bed and cautioning others to beware.

She said: ‘Starbucks recalled the new chicken, maple butter sandwich which just launched so RIP to those who tried it.’

Another posted: ‘Ever since I had the @Starbucks chicken sandwich on June 23 I’ve been on the toilet throwing up, felt feverish and severely dehydrated.’

One person wrote online: ‘Why can’t they just bring back the cool lime refresher.’

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One woman named Sabreen posted a photo of her lying in bed and cautioning others to beware

One woman named Sabreen posted a photo of her lying in bed and cautioning others to beware

One woman named Sabreen posted a photo of her lying in bed and cautioning others to beware

The company notice that was posted online by a supposed Starbucks employee also instructed workers not to donate the sandwiches

The company notice that was posted online by a supposed Starbucks employee also instructed workers not to donate the sandwiches

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One alleged Starbucks employee put: ‘I’m the one who recalled the new maple chicken sandwich as I had a bone in my sandwich.

‘I’m an employee there and when I bit down there was a bone,’ as they posted a photo. ‘Here’s proof.’

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A Starbucks spokesman said: ‘We issued a voluntary stop sell and discard on the Chicken, Maple Butter and Egg Sandwich because the product didn’t meet Starbucks quality standards.

‘We are committed to a high level of quality in the products that we serve and always act with an abundance of caution whenever a product or quality issue is raised.

‘This is not an FDA issued recall nor is it related to salmonella or listeria contamination.

‘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.’

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