WASHINGTON (WTHR) – A Tennessee meat packer is recalling more than three tons of pork and turkey sausage that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
George’s Prepared Foods of Caryville, produced the ready-to-eat pork sausage patties and turkey sausage patties in the spring, according to a recall alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The patties were produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019 and May 9, 2019.
- 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.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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.
Consumers with questions can contact George’s Prepared Foods’ Customer Care Line at (800) 471-9665.
For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.