November 28, 2021

Starbucks Hepatitis A Positive Worker in Camden County, NJ

A Starbucks hepatitis A positive worker in Camden County, New Jersey worked while infectious, according to the Camden County Health Department. A health care provider notified the county about this situation. That Starbucks location is at 1490 Blackwood Clementon Road in Gloucester Township. The employee worked there on November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13, 2021. Public health officials were notified on November 17, 2021 that a patient had tested positive for hepatitis A. Members of the Food Surveillance Unit visited the store on that day and conducted an inspection, which showed no evidence of food safety violations. The store was closed, based on the investigation, and was not allowed to open until all of the employees were vaccinated against the virus. Camden County Health Officer … [Read more...]

Starbucks Sues Suppliers of Tainted Meat for $5 Million

Starbucks Corp. is suing two former meat suppliers to recover $4.8 million the company lost when it had to pull sandwiches made with tainted ham from its stores nationwide, according to a lawsuit filed July 5 in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington state. Wellshire Farms Inc. Swedesboro, N.J. and Hahn Bros. Inc. of Westminster, Md. supplied Seattle-based Starbucks with ham for its hot breakfast sandwiches and cold lunch sandwiches that drew customer complaints for its unusual taste and spoiled appearance and was found through laboratory testing to contain harmful bacteria, the suit alleges. Starbucks had an agreement for Wellshire to supply black forest ham for the sandwiches and was unaware that Welshire had subcontracted the deal to Hahn even after initial … [Read more...]

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