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Walmart supplier recalls sausage patties over salmonella risk

Caryville, Tenn.-based George's Prepared Foods is recalling about 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products due to possible salmonella contamination, according to an Oct. 18 U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service notice.

Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, which can lead to serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and other individuals with weak immune systems.

The recall includes 24.92-ounce packages of Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties with a use-by date of Oct. 16, 2019; 24.92-ounce packages of Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties with a use-by date of Oct. 24, 2019; and 35.6-ounce packages of Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties with use-by dates of Nov. 3, 2019 and Nov. 5, 2019, respectively.

The items were shipped to retailers nationwide, including Walmart Inc.

The FSIS said the problem was detected when George's Prepared Foods notified the federal agency that its third-party cold storage facility had mistakenly shipped the affected products to commerce.

According to the recall notice, no illnesses or injuries related to the affected items have been reported so far. The FSIS urged consumers who have bought the affected products to either discard them or return to the place of purchase.