A recall for approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products has been issued due to a possible salmonella contamination. This is a Class I recall, meaning: "This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death." George’s Prepared Foods located in Caryville, Tennessee has issued the recall for products produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019 and May 9, 2019. The recalled products are sold under the "Great Value" brand across the nation and include the following products:

  • 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 and again, these products were shipped nationwide. It is worth noting that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reaction or illness due to consumption of these products. According to the USDA:

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.

The primary concern is that these products may be frozen and in refrigerators or freezers of consumers. If you have purchased these products, you are urged to not consume them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.