By Denver Nicks
December 1, 2015

Holiday turkey paninis at Starbucks had their stint on the shelves cut short after the coffee-chain recalled the sandwiches from 1,347 locations in the U.S. last week due to contamination from E. coli.

The paninis are contaminated with the same strain of E. coli found in the celery-and-onion blend used in chicken salad at Costco. In all, at least 19 people spread across seven states have fallen ill in the outbreak.

Starbucks recalled holiday turkey paninis at locations in California, Oregon and Nevada, reports Bloomberg Business. The paninis include cranberry cornbread stuffing that contains celery, the same ingredient identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the culprit of the Costco outbreak.

A similar outbreak at Chipotle earlier this year left dozens of people sickened and resulted in law suits and tumbling share prices.

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