May. 06, 2005
Associated Press
BELTON, Mo. – A food distributor for QuickTrip convenience stores is recalling Po Boy sandwiches that were sold last month at locations in four states.
Belton-based Quick’n Tasty Foods Inc., a subsidiary of QuickTrip Corp., said Friday that the Po Boy sandwiches could be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects sandwiches with 101 N6 stamped on them. They were distributed to QuickTrip locations in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Arizona between April 18 and 29.
The recall came after a supplier notified Quik’n Tasty that the ham used in the sandwiches could be contaminated.
No illnesses have been reported so far, but the bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, Mike Thornbrugh, a spokesman for the Tulsa, Okla.-based convenience store chain, said. Healthy people could suffer short-term symptoms such as fever, headache or nausea.
Cities affected by the recall include the Kansas City area in both Kansas and Missouri, the St. Louis area in both Illinois and Missouri and Phoenix.