Port of Subs Food Poisoning
Sandwiches can cause food poisoning. The most commonly reported symptoms of Port of Subs food poisoning are diarrhea and nausea. Sandwiches present a food poisoning risk because they are made up of raw ingredients that may be contaminated and then improper handling can allow the germs to spread.
“Only food item I had that day was the sub which included lettuce, tomato and olives which my wife did not have on her sandwich that we got right before we departed after noon on Friday April 6th. I began getting very nauseous and vomited on plane several times in... route to Houston and final destination of DCA. Suffered symptoms of acute stomach pains, nausea headache and fever through 4/10
“At 13:30 local time I bought a ham and swiss sub with lettuce, tomato, peperoncini peppers, vinegar and oregano on white bread, to go. The prep guy had a beard and was talking with a slur. He spent a minute wiping the deli slicer debris out from under it, and... then used the same rag to wipe the meat surface and blade surface. He then tossed it under the counter. He did not change gloves. He used the sliver to slice the smoked ham and the Swiss cheese. Another worker, female, was coughing or sneezing into her sleeve before food prep. Ate half the sub about 20 minutes later.
Began to feel strange about 5 hours later, and tried to sleep beginning at 9 pm. Had much feeling of bloating and gas. Began vomiting around midnight, and had to get up several times in the night to vomit. The next day slept off and on all day with a few watery small defacations. Took colace stool softener and fiber one lemon bar, 2 gas-x, and an Advil PM with lots of water at midnight. Slept fairly well until about 8 am. Had one bowl of crackling oat bran and whole milk for breakfast, and one gas-x. Shortly began having violent watery diahhrea which has lasted all day since then (17:00 now, still having it). ”