Starbucks pulls thousands of spoiled ham sandwiches from its shelves and blames its meat vendor in $5 million lawsuit
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15 July 2013
Starbucks claims it did not know who was producing the offending ham until months after complaints began coming in from customers, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
The company’s primary vendor had reportedly subcontracted out the ham orders it turns out.
Bad meat: Starbucks is suing its meat vendor for $4.8 million after the coffee chain was required to pulled thousands of spoiled ham sandwiches from its shelves on three occasions (Stock image)
Unaware: Starbucks claims it did not know who was producing the offending ham until months after complaints began coming in from customers, according to a recently filed lawsuit
Sandwiches containing the unsafe ham, which Starbucks testers found to contain harmful bacteria, were removed from circulation in three instances between October and December 2010, the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit indicates that Starbucks threw out only some of the sandwiches containing the spoiled ham bought from Wellshire.
Additional sandwiches containing meat from the supplier were sold at Starbucks stores for nearly two weeks after the coffee chain discovered that some of the ham purchased from Wellshire Farms Inc. was bad, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Source: The bad meat allegedly came from food manufacturer Hahn Brothers Inc.
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