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Starbucks Product Recalled for Possible Salmonella

The recall is because of potentially-contaminated peanut butter sold in Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes.

Starbucks and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that Protein Bistro Boxes sold at Starbucks cafes in nearly 20 states are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

"Peanuts associated with the were used in the production of certain lots of Justin's Honey Peanut Butter squeeze pack product and have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella," says the FDA.

That particular peanut butter product is contained within a Protein Bistro Box at Starbucks.

Flying Food Group, which distributes the product to Starbucks, is voluntarily recalling Protein Bistro Boxes with "Enjoy By" dates of Aug. 10, 2012 to Oct. 6, 2012, which includes half-ounce single-serve squeeze packs of the peanut butter.

The FDA says that anyone who has the recalled product or the associated individual peanut butter pouches should not eat it, but rather destroy or discard the product. Questions can be directed to the Flying Food Group at 773-387-8078, Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are two Starbucks locations in Peabody, one inside the Northshore Mall and one on Route 114.

According to the FDA,

The recalled peanut butter squeeze packs contained in the Protein Bistro Boxes have the following Best By dates: 7/14/13, 7/26/13, 7/27/13, 7/28/13, 7/29/13, 8/9/23, 8/10/13, 8/13/13, 8/14/13, 8/15/13, 8/26/13, 8/27/13, 8/28/13, 8/29/13, or 8/30/13.

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Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Flying Food Group is issuing this voluntary recall linked to the supplier's recall to minimize any risk to public health.

The recalled product was distributed solely to Starbucks retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, and California from 8/8/12 to 10/4/12. All impacted product has been confirmed as removed from stores.

The Protein Bistro Box product is in a clear plastic container, with a white code date sticker on the bottom of the container, stating "Enjoy by" followed by the date in the following format: M (Month) DD (Date), for example, 08 08 standing for August 8th. The recalled Justin's single-serve Honey Peanut Butter pouches are included inside the Protein Bistro Boxes and are fully labeled with the Justin's brand and sealed. The individual pouches are dated stamped at the bottom of the pouch.

Here are the recalled items...

Recalled Protein Bistro Box Products and Enjoy By Dates:

 Brand

Product

Pack Size

UPC

Code Date Range

Included States

Starbucks

Protein Bistro Box

6.80 oz

762111881502

Enjoy By 
8/10/12 - 10/6/12

CT, MA, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, GA, FL, IL, WI, MN, IN, TX, AZ, NV, CA

Recalled Justin's Peanut Butter Pouch, contained inside the Protein Bistro Box Products:

 Brand

Product

Pack Size

UPC

Code Date Range

Included States

Justin's

Honey Peanut Butter

0.5 oz

894455000391

7/26/13,
7/27/13,
7/28/13,
7/29/13,
8/09/13,
8/10/13,
8/13/13,
8/14/13,
8/15/13,
8/26/13,
8/27/13,
8/28/13,
8/29/13,
8/30/13

CT, MA, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, GA, FL, IL, WI, MN, IN, TX, AZ, NV, CA

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