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Starbuck apologizes for selling expired items

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Starbucks has issued an apology for allegedly selling customers expired food items at some of it’s locations in China.

The coffee giant issued the apology on Monday after a state-backed newspaper called them out for selling the items at at least two of it’s locations.

“We sincerely apologize to all of Starbucks’ customers,” Wuxi’s Market Supervision Administration said.

After hearing about the publication, Starbucks shut down the two stores while it conducted it’s own investigation. They then publicly apologized on Monday stating that the two locations insufficiently paid attention to food safety standards.

The Administration also said in a statement that they conducted checks on 84 more of it’s stores in the area where they found 15 issues other issues.

Those issues included employees not wearing work caps and disinfection records not being complete.

Starbucks operates roughly 5,400 stores in China. It is unclear if they plan to continue surveying their other locations.