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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Quik'n Tasty Foods Inc. Recalls Po Boy (Lunchmeat, Ham, and Cheese Sandwich) Because of Health Risk

Contact:
Mike Thornbrugh
918-615-7700

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Belton, MO -- May 6, 2005 -- Quik'n Tasty Foods Inc. of Belton Missouri is recalling Po Boy (Lunchmeat, Ham and Cheese sandwiches) ink stamp dated 101 N6, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Po Boy sandwiches were distributed through Quicktrip convenience stores located in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Arizona, between April 18, 2005 and April 29, 2005.

The product is labeled Po Boy and is ink stamp dated 101 N6 on the label. The sandwich is wrapped in clear packaging, and may contain an additional orange date sticker. Regardless of the date on the orange sticker, the product is under recall if it bears the 101 N6 code.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of Quik'n Tasty being notified by a supplier of the potential contamination of the ham. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the affected ham.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled sandwich are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Mike Thornbrugh at 918-615-7700.

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