SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) released the following statement in response to the product recall issued today by Georgia–based supplier, Flying Food Group:
The safety of our customers and partners is of the utmost importance and we take our obligation to provide safe products seriously. Today, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, we learned that Flying Food Group, LLC, a Lawrenceville, Ga. establishment, and one of our suppliers, is recalling approximately 200 pounds of ingredients for ready-to-eat chicken wraps and plates delivered to Starbucks retail stores in Georgia and Alabama due to potential health concerns. There have been no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
The products subject to recall were the Starbucks Chipotle Chicken Wraps Bistro Box and the Starbucks Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box sold in Georgia and Alabama stores only on or before July 15, 2011. These products were produced on July 13, 2011 and have an “Enjoy by 071511” date on the bottom left corner of the package and bear the establishment number “P-34373” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The recalled products are no longer available in our stores.
We responded immediately and in partnership with our supplier and USDA, we will continue to work to ensure that all products meet Starbucks high quality assurance standards. We will continue to respond quickly and with great care to ensure that all of our suppliers meet our high standards.