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America's Largest Convenience Store Chain Has Recalled This Popular Sandwich

A heads-up if you've recently grabbed this common travel item anytime in the past month.

A convenience store's prepared sandwich case is sometimes the most appealing option for a quick bite on the go. Unfortunately, late this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a caution for customers who may have grabbed a particular sandwich from a well known convenience store chain anytime since June 1. We've got the details.

With a reported 7,230 U.S. stores and 14,800 worldwide, Circle K is America's largest non-franchised convenience store chain. This week, Circle K issued a recall, via the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), advising the public that the chain was voluntarily recalling a pre-made chicken salad sandwich at Circle K stores in Southern California and the Phoenix, Arizona area due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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In the FDA announcement, Circle K stated that the sandwiches of concern—labeled "Homestyle Chicken Salad on Wheat Bread"—had been prepared for the convenience chain by LSG Sky Chefs, which is owned by Lufthansa Group and calls itself "one the world's largest airline catering, train catering & hospitality service providers." The FDA announcement suggests the recall is tied to this week's larger national chicken recall, stating: "The chicken used in this product is subject to a national recall issued by Tyson Foods Inc., Dexter, MO."

As a result, Circle K advised customers:

Retail customers who purchased the 5.9 oz. Chicken Salad Sandwich at Circle K stores between 6/1/21 – 7/5/21 are asked to dispose of the product or return it to Circle K for a full refund. Additionally, consumers should also look for a "best buy" date of 6/7/21 through 7/9/21. This product is packaged with Circle K branding and contains the UPC code: 815138013996.

Returning the sandwich might be a little tough if you ate it during July 4th-related or other recent travels, but the good news is that the announcement states no illnesses had been reported to date. The chain added that customers should reach a Circle K representative at 214-368-0909 with further questions.

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Krissy Gasbarre
Krissy is a senior news editor at <em>Eat This, Not That!</em>, managing morning and weekend news related to nutrition, wellness, restaurants and groceries (with a focus on beverages), and more. Read more
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