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Ready-to-eat sausage patties sold at Walmart recalled, could be contaminated with salmonella

Ready-to-eat sausage patties sold at Walmart

CARYVILLE, Tenn. — More than 6,000 pounds of sausage and turkey sausage patty products sold at Walmart have been recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella. 

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, George’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tennessee establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019, and May 9, 2019.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 24.92-oz. packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with use-by date of 10/16/19 and lot code 1091971894.
  • 24.92-oz. packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties” with use-by date of 10/24/19 and lot code 1171971897.
  • 35.6-oz. packages containing “Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with use-by date of 11/03/19 and lot code 1271972894 or use by date 11/05/19 and lot code 1291972894.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M2206T or P-2260T” printed on the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that the firm’s third-party cold storage facility had inadvertently shipped the ready-to-eat products to commerce.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumption of ready-to-eat food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers or both. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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