Check your freezer!

The USDA issued a recall on October 18 for 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty products. The products produced by George's Prepared Foods were recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. Produced on April 19, April 27, May 7 and May 9, the ready-to-eat products were inadvertently shipped to Walmart locations nationwide by the company's third-party cold storage facility. 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.
Packages of recalled sausage from Walmart
Credit: Walmart

Although there have been no confirmed reports of Salmonella, consumers are encouraged to check their refrigerators and freezers for recalled products. If "EST. M2206T or P-2260T" is printed on the packaging, immediately dispose of the product or return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella can lead to salmonellosis, a common foodborne illness characterized by symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Symptoms usually develop within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product and can last between 4 to 7 days. If you are experiencing prolonged symptoms—or have a compromised immune system—contact your doctor immediately.