Starbucks Food Supplier Expands Recall Due To Illness Risk

Posted on August 9, 2011

A company that supplies prepared foods to Starbucks and RaceTrac has expanded an earlier recall to include 40 types of products and temporarily shut down operations because of a possible listeria contamination, report news sources.

While no complaints of illness have been reported, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested that Flying Food Group recall recently manufactured products. Testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of listeria monocytogenes in one of the food producer’s products, indicating the potential for contamination by the bacteria.

The latest recall, an expansion of a July 19 action initiated by he U.S. Department of Agriculture, includes food items produced for Core-mark Atlanta Division, RaceTrac and Starbucks, affecting products that were ultimately distributed in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The products affected by the recall include sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates and salads. Most of the affected items have “use by” dates ending in July.

Anyone with an affected product should destroy it or return it to the purchase location for a full refund.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I encourage consumers to check the “use by” dates on products that may be affected by the recall and return any recalled items.

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